India US Relations
15 Sep 2019
President Trump may join PM Modi at 'Howdy Modi' event
US President Donald Trump is likely to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Houston, Texas during his mega rally, ahead of the UNGA meet, on September 22. However, a final confirmation is still pending.
26 Jun 2019
US' Mike Pompeo comes to India, meets Narendra Modi
Amid strained trade ties between India and United States, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday night.
30 Mar 2019
India, US seek 'meaningful action' from Pakistan on terror
India and the United States yesterday underlined the need for Pakistan to take meaningful, irreversible and verifiable action against terrorists and terror groups operating from its soil.
22 Mar 2019
India-US relationship flourished under PM Modi, says Trump administration official
The relationship between India and the US flourished under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an official in US President Donald Trump administration has said, adding it expects the ties to improve after the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
14 Mar 2019
India, US agree to build six nuclear-power plants in India
India and US have agreed to build six American nuclear power plants in India, in a boost to bilateral civil nuclear energy cooperation.
04 Dec 2018
India sees US as an important defense partner: Sitharaman
Commencing her five-day official visit to the United States, Union Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman yesterday asserted that New Delhi sees the US as an important partner in the field of defense.
30 Oct 2018
Trump won't attend India's 70th Republic Day parade. Here's why
US President Donald Trump will be unable to participate as Chief Guest of India's Republic Day 2019 celebrations due to scheduling constraints, White House confirmed.
29 Oct 2018
Trump might not be chief guest for Republic Day 2019
US President Donald Trump is unlikely to accept India's invitation to be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations, sources said yesterday.
04 Oct 2018
US warns India of sanctions over S-400 deal with Russia
The US has urged its allies to forgo transactions with Russia, warning that the S-400 missile defense system that India intends to buy from Russia would lead the US to implement sanctions against it.
02 Oct 2018
Donald Trump says 'tariff king' India wants to start trade
On Monday, Donald Trump called India 'tariff king' amid the existing trade tensions between the two countries, and claimed New Delhi wanted to start trade talks with Washington, as they wanted to keep him happy.
13 Sep 2018
Will continue advocating for India's membership in NSG: US
India hasn't been able to secure membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) because of China's veto, a Trump Administration official said today, asserting that the US will continue advocating for India's membership in the group as it meets all the criteria.
11 Sep 2018
First 2+2 Dialogue was consequential and a strategic milestone: US
The first India-US 2+2 Dialogue in New Delhi was consequential and a strategic milestone, a Trump administration official said yesterday, asserting the decisions taken during the talks propelled the bilateral relationship to a new level.
08 Sep 2018
Trump wants to stop subsidies to growing-economies like India, China
US President Donald Trump yesterday said he wants to stop the subsidies that growing economies like India and China have been receiving as he wants the US, which he considers as a "developing nation", to grow faster than anybody.
07 Sep 2018
India-US talks: Is an 'Asian NATO' on the cards?
The signing of the defense communication agreement between India and the US yesterday marks a significant development in India-US relations.
06 Sep 2018
India, US hold first '2+2' talks: All details here
On Thursday, India and the US signed a crucial agreement on military communications that could see Washington sell more arms to New Delhi.
06 Sep 2018
US returns two antique statues worth $500,000 stolen from India
Two antique statues worth hundreds of thousands of dollars stolen from India and displayed at two American museums have been repatriated to India by the US.
31 Aug 2018
US to give Imran space to improve ties with India
The Trump administration wants to give new Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan space to explore opportunities to improve relations with India, an official said.
21 Aug 2018
2+2 dialogue important opportunity to enhance engagement with India: US
The US has said the upcoming "2+2 dialog" with India is an important opportunity to enhance engagement on a range of diplomatic issues and discuss how to operationalize India's status as a major defense partner.
17 Aug 2018
India-US bilateral relationship continues to benefit from Vajpayee's vision: Pompeo
Atal Bihari Vajpayee recognized early on that the US-India partnership would contribute to the world's economic prosperity and security and the two democracies continue to benefit from his vision, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo yesterday said while condoling the death of the former Indian Prime Minister.
15 Aug 2018
India set example for South Asia by supporting democracy: Pompeo
India has set an example for South Asia and the world by supporting democracy, diversity, and the rule of law, the US said today while greeting the country on its Independence Day.
02 Aug 2018
US Congress approves amendment to exempt India from Russian sanctions
The US Congress has cleared a $716bn defense bill that will exempt particular countries, including India, from sanctions for dealing with Russia.
31 Jul 2018
US signs MoU with Indian company for power-project in AP
The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and Indian private sector firm IL&FS Energy Development Company Limited (IEDCL) have signed a MoU for the development of a 41 MW hybrid wind, solar, and energy storage power plant in Andhra Pradesh.
31 Jul 2018
India key partner of US in Indo-Pacific region: Trump Admin
India is a key partner in America's efforts to ensure peace, stability, and prosperity in the strategic Indo-Pacific region, Trump administration said.
13 Jul 2018
India invites Donald Trump as 2019 R-Day chief guest: Report
India has invited US President Donald Trump as the chief guest at the 2019 Republic Day function, TOI has reported.
28 Jun 2018
US: Postponement of 2+2 meeting with India not over trade-disputes
Despite repeated false accusations, rhetoric, and retaliatory trade policies, the US, on Wednesday, said that the postponement of the inaugural 2+2 meeting between its foreign and defense ministers with their Indian counterparts had "nothing to do with trade, sanctions or policy issues".
12 Jun 2018
Harley Davidson tariffs, GSP to be discussed in Indo-US talks
After a long-drawn tension between the US and India over trade disputes, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer are set to discuss terms in Washington.
02 Jun 2018
India to go ahead with S-400 deal, despite US opposition
India has decided to go ahead with its purchase of S-400 air defense systems from Russia, despite opposition from the US, said defense ministry officials, on the condition of anonymity.
01 May 2018
US agrees to sell India Predator-drones, but New Delhi hesitant
Days after the Donald Trump administration agreed to ease the US' weapons sale procedure, it has said it will supply Predator-B drones to India, the world's largest weapons buyer, so it can locate and shoot targets across seas and land borders.
15 Apr 2018
India, China, four other countries in US' currency watchlist
The US has added India to a list of countries with potentially questionable foreign exchange policies, along with China and four other countries.
02 Apr 2018
Application for H-1B visas opens today: All you should know
The toughest ever application process for the US' H-1B, considered the most sought-after work visa among highly skilled Indian professionals, begins today.
02 Apr 2018
US scrutinizes India's plans to buy defense system from Russia
Though India is a sovereign democracy which makes its own decisions, parleying with conflicting world powers is usually a tricky affair.
23 Mar 2018
India to have military attaché in US Navy's Bahrain command
In what is being described as a "path-breaking" development by military officials, India is set to have a military attaché in the US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) in Bahrain.
18 Mar 2018
First India-US two-plus-two meeting postponed
The first India-US two-plus-two meeting that was tentatively scheduled for April 18-19 has been postponed as of now.
17 Mar 2018
US: Trading concerns to cause "most friction" in India-US ties
The thorny issue of trade in India-US ties is set to become even more prickly after US President Donald Trump railed against import taxes imposed by India, and challenged a bunch of Indian export subsidies at the World Trade Organization (WTO).
11 Mar 2018
US, India to discuss action against Hafiz Saeed
Plans to check Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and its chief Hafiz Saeed is high on the agenda as Indian and US officials prepare for three-day discussions starting later this week.
09 Feb 2018
Trump, Modi discuss Maldives, Afghanistan, Myanmar, N.Korea over a phone-call
In unheralded moves, US President Donald Trump has been tilting away from Pakistan. He has also been deepening ties with his other South Asian ally, India to counter an aggressive China in the sub-continent.
28 Jan 2018
India, US will hold first 2-by-2 dialogue in April
Reportedly, India and the US are expected to hold the first edition of long-awaited simultaneous meetings of their defense and external affairs ministers, called 2-by-2 dialogue in April at Washington DC.
23 Jan 2018
Trump mimics Modi when discussing Afghanistan: Washington Post
American President Donald Trump affected an Indian accent and mimiced Indian PM Narendra Modi when discussing Afghanistan in meetings, suggests a Washington Post report published on Sunday.
19 Jan 2018
Report: Huge spike in Indian immigrants wanting US citizenship
A study by the Pew Research Centre has found that India and Ecuador registered the highest spikes in immigrants wanting to become US citizens between 2005-2015.
09 Jan 2018
Relief for Indians: US denies considering changing H-1B extension policy
A week after reports emerged that the Trump administration was considering tightening H-1B visa rules that could lead to deportation of 7,50,000 Indians, the US has denied them.