Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said, the US-India ties have significantly improved over the last few decades, becoming more stronger and matured that defied changes in the governments in both the countries.
Speaking at a reception hosted by India’s Ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna today, Mr. Jaitley said, the Indian Government is looking forward to working with the Trump Administration to strengthen the various dimensions of the bilateral ties. Stressing that India-US relationship has bipartisan support in both the countries, he said, in one sense it is a bipartisan relationship.
Mr Jaitley yesterday met US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the first cabinet-level interaction between the two countries under the Trump Administration. He said, the US-India relationship over the last few decades has significantly improved.
During the meeting with US Commerce Secretary, Mr. Jaitley strongly raised India’s concerns over the Trump administration’s move to tighten the H-1B visa regime, highlighting the key role played by Indian professionals in boosting the American economy.
Mr Jaitley, leading an Indian delegation, reached Washington on Thursday to attend the annual Spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. He is also scheduled to attend meetings of other multilateral forums including that of the G-20 Finance Ministers.
Speaking about India’s growth story, he said, in the last three years even in the midst of slowdown across the world, India has been able to grow in the range of seven to eight per cent. He said, the environment for doing business has considerably smoothened.