: US Authorities announce that Indian agents may have been involved in the attempted murder of a Sikh separatist in the United States, and the assassination of another in Canada. India’s foreign ministry said The Washington Post report made “unwarranted and unsubstantiated imputations on a serious matter,” while New Delhi is investigating the issue.

: US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti reassures Indian students in an official statement that the US is safe to study in, in light of recent protests within universities across the United States. According to the US embassy, the number of Indian students in the US hit an all-time high of 268,923 in the academic year 2022-23.

: US imposes sanctions on over a dozen companies, which include three from India, for allegedly facilitating illicit trade and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) transfers on behalf of the Iranian military, announced per an official statement by the Department of Treasury.

April 25, 2024: State Department Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) Assistant Secretary Lu, alongside students of the University of California, San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS), meets with the 21st Century India Center’s network of India stakeholders to discuss ways to promote a sustainable, globally competitive, and inclusive future.

: Assistant Secretary Lu hosts an informative session with General Atomics about their magnetic fusion research signaling the continued growth of US-India commercial, academic, and security ties.

: US Army Pacific Command, US Pacific Fleet, and the Indian Navy conduct a simulated beach landing during a Joint Force amphibious exercise enhancing combined readiness to support humanitarian assistance in the Indo-Pacific region.

: US issues a response of “strong opposition” to China’s renaming of geographical areas—mountains, rivers, and residential areas—in the Indian-administered Arunachal Pradesh state. Washington’s statement of opposition comes after Beijing released a list of 30 new names for places along the 1,865-mile disputed Himalayan border between China and India, citing China’s list issuance as a “unilateral attempt” to assert claim over the disputed territory of strategic interest.

April 12, 2024: Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks meets Indian Foreign Secretary Kwatra to take stock of the defense partnership between the countries. They reaffirmed their commitment to continuing the expansion of the partnership in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

: US State Department welcomes space sector leaders from India for an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) exchange focused on commercial space engagement and collaboration to deepen US-India ties.

: India rejects US concern over the implementation of a religion-based citizenship law as “misplaced, misinformed, and unwarranted.” New Delhi’s strong response follows the US State Department saying it will “closely monitor” the implementation of the religion-based law.

: Beijing lodges a diplomatic protest with New Delhi after Prime Minister Modi officially inaugurated a tunnel built in territories along the two countries’ contested Himalayan border.  Beijing’s “solemn remarks” were given weeks ahead of India’s general elections.

March 26, 2024: World’s longest twin-lane tunnel officially opens, resulting in a heated exchange of remarks between Beijing and New Delhi. Both countries claim the Arunachal Pradesh region where it was built.

March 27, 2024: India strongly rejects remarks made by the United States and Germany on the arrest of key opposition leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal a month before its national election. 

: In a press statement, President Biden calls the US-India relationship “the defining partnership of the 21st century,” while Prime Minister Modi says the countries’ ties are “shaping lives, dreams, and destinies.”

: United States and India hold  20th meeting of the US-India Counter Terrorism Joint Working Group and 6th Designations Dialogue in Washington, DC. They emphasized the value and durability of the US-India comprehensive global and strategic partnership and renewed commitments to countering terrorism and promoting regional security as an integral part of broader bilateral cooperation. 

: India Dialogue at Stanford University commences, with Amb. Sripriya Ranganathan speaking about the strong trajectory of the US-India relationship, especially in commerce, defense, science & tech, education, healthcare, and people-to-people ties.

: Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Richard Verma meets senior Indian officials in New Delhi to advance the US-Indian global strategic partnership. Meetings with External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra, Defense Secretary Giridhar Aramane, and Deputy National Security Advisor Vikram Misri explored opportunities to strengthen US-India cooperation and people-to-people ties to ensure a free, open, secure, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.  

: Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Rena Bitter travels to Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Doha. She visits facilities in Chennai and Mumbai and led a US delegation in a bilateral consular dialogue with counterparts in New Delhi. Her travel aims to bolster people-to-people and economic ties. 

: Secretary Blinken participated in Munich Security Conference Public Forum on Multilateralism with German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar.

: Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in Munich, Germany, on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference. Blinken and Jaishankar discussed the need to ensure freedom of navigation in the Red Sea. Blinken highlighted that the respective US and Indian approaches to maritime security in the Red Sea are mutually reinforcing and play important roles in safeguarding economic stability in the region. They also discussed work to ensure lasting peace and security in the Middle East.

: US approves a $4 billion deal for drone manufacturing for India. 

: Indian Amb. Sripriya Ranganathan meets Assistant Secretary Loyce Pace on further strengthening India-US health cooperation. 

: US Department of Commerce announces that the IPEF Agreement Relating to Supply Chain Resilience will enter into force from today. Ratification occurs after five IPEF partners, including India, deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance, or approval with the Depositary. 

: Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu travels to India and Maldives. While in India, Lu leads a US delegation’s participation at the India-US Forum in New Delhi and engages with Indian government officials and members of the private sector, academia, and media to discuss ways to enhance opportunities for partnership between the United States and India.

: Republic of India deposits an instrument of ratification of Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) for Prosperity Agreement Relating to Supply Chain Resilience. 

: 14th Ministerial-level meeting of the India-US Trade Policy Forum commences. The Ministers took stock of the progress made in addressing concerns impacting the bilateral trade relationship since the 13th TPF in January 2023. This was highlighted by the historic settlement of all seven longstanding trade disputes at the World Trade Organization (WTO) between the two countries. Key areas of discussion were: critical minerals, supply chains, and trade in high-tech products.

: India’s Supreme Court states that it will not intervene in the case of an Indian man accused of conspiring to kill a Sikh separatist on US soil. 

: Indian Ambassador to the US Sandhu meets Secretary of State Blinken at the State Department’s end of the year event.

: US State Department hosts representatives from India, Japan, and Australia at the Quad Counterterrorism Working Group meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii.

: Indian Ambassador to the US Sandhu attends launch of the first made-in-India bicycles to be sold at Walmart.

: Former Indian national cybersecurity coordinator Lt. Gen. Rajesh Pant co-hosts the Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF) Workshop on Collaboration on Cybersecurity with US Ambassador to India Garcetti, Taiwanese Representative to India Baushuan Ger, and the United Service Institution of India. 

: Indian Joint Secretary of Disarmament and International Security Affairs Muanpuii Saiawi leads the meeting of the Monitoring Mechanism of the India-US Strategic Trade Dialogue (IUSSTD) with Thea Rozman Kendlar, US assistant secretary of Commerce for Export Administration.

: Department of State names Indian activist Nikhil Dey an International Anti-Corruption Champion.

: Inaugural Indian Consul General Prakash Gupta attends a welcome reception honoring his arrival in anticipation of the opening of a new Indian consulate in Seattle, hosted by the RoundGlass India Center of Seattle University.

: US Deputy National Security Advisor Jonathan Finer meets EAM Jaishankar and Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval.

: Indian Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu meets Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

: NASA Administrator Nelson announces at an event in Bengaluru that NASA will train an Indian astronaut for a voyage to the International Space Station (ISS) that could take place as early as 2024.

: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu inaugurates The Hump WWII Museum in Pasighat with US Ambassador to India Garcetti.

: Indian Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr. Jitendra Singh meets NASA Administrator Bill Nelson.

: USAID Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Asia Michael Schiffer speaks at the Global Summit on LiFE Economy: From Principles to Action in New Delhi.

: US Ambassador to India Garcetti pays tribute to the victims of the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai on their 15th anniversary, pledging continued cooperation between the US and India in counterterrorism efforts.

: US Embassy in India announces that it has processed more visa applications in 2023 than in any other year to date.

: Prime Minister Modi opens the Virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit.

: Special Forces personnel from the Indian East Command join personnel from the 1st Special Forces Group (SFG) of the US Special Forces for the 13th Vajra Prahar Joint Exercise in Umroi, Meghalaya.

: USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Asia Änjali Kaur begins a six-day official visit to Dharamshala and New Delhi. 

: US Ambassador to India Garcetti attends Nexus’ annual Alumni Celebration Event, engaging with dignitaries from Indian government agencies Startup India and iDEX as well as startup personnel from several businesses affiliated with Nexus.

: INDUS-X closes its first two challenges: iDEX Maritime Intelligence, Surveillance, and Recognizance (ISR) Challenge, seeking oil spill detection and tracking technologies, and the iDEX Underwater Communication Challenge, seeking new hardware and software technologies that can support high-bandwidth underwater communication.

: Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Goyal, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Textiles, and Leader of the House, Rajya Sabha, meets President Biden at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) welcome reception.

: Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Chairman and Department of Space (DOS) Secretary Shri Somanath S meets Dr. Laurie Leshin, director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at ISRO Headquarters.

: Secretary of Commerce Raimondo and Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal launch the “Innovation Handshake” agenda, fortifying the countries’ partnership in technology.

: Minister of Commerce and Industry Goyal meets USTR Tai while attending the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework ministerial in San Francisco.

: US President Biden and his wife celebrate Diwali at the White House.

: Secretary of Defense Austin meets Minister of Defense Singh, EAM Jaishankar, and Prime Minister Modi after co-chairing the fifth US-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue with Secretary of State Blinken, Minister Singh, and Minister Jaishankar. 

: Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh receives Secretary of Defense Austin at the airport in New Delhi.

: EAM Jaishankar meets Secretary of State Blinken.

: US Ambassador to India Garcetti speaks at the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP)’s Energy Transition Dialogues in New Delhi.

: Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal meets USTR Tai in Osaka ahead of the G7 Trade Ministers’ Meeting.

: US Ambassador to India Garcetti visits the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) laboratory at North Goa District Hospital with members of the Goa Health Department and officials of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) India.

: Food and Drug Administration publishes article by Commissioner Robert Califf outlining his trip to India a few weeks prior, where he met health officials and experts in the public and private sector.

: President Biden awards the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to Indian-Americans Ashok Gadgil and Subra Suresh for their contributions to science and technology.

: EAM Jaishankar delivers an address to US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti and other international representatives attending the G20 tree planting ceremony at Nehru Park.

: US National Science Foundation (NSF) announces that earlier that week, NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan met Ambassador Sripriya Ranganathan, deputy chief of mission of the Embassy of India, at NSF headquarters.

: Prime Minister Modi inaugurates the 141st International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Mumbai.

: Indian Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu visits Fort Wainwright, Alaska to observe some of Exercise Yudh Abhyas, a joint exercise of the US and Indian armies.

: US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin receives EAM Jaishankar at the Pentagon.

: EAM Jaishankar meets US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo.

: US Trade Representative Katherine Tai meets EAM S. Jaishankar.

: EAM Jaishankar meets US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Secretary Blinken in Washington, DC. 

: US Mission to India meets goal to process 1 million visa applications from Indians wishing to come to the US. 

: US and Indian Armies conclude a three-day series of co-hosted events in New Delhi: Indo-Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference (IPACC), the Indo-Pacific Armies Management Seminar (IPAMS), and the Senior Enlisted Leaders Forum (SELF)- 2023. 

: Representatives from the Indian Ministry of Tourism meet Brian Beall, director of the US National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO), and other NTTO representatives in New Delhi.

: Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Ely Ratner co-chairs the US-India 2+2 Intersessional Dialogue with US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu, Indian Ministry of External Affairs Additional Secretary Vani Rao, and Indian Ministry of Defense Joint Secretary Vishwesh Negi in Washington, DC.

: Delegation from the US Food and Drug Administration visits Divi’s Laboratories, an Indian manufacturer of artificial pharmaceutical ingredients, in Hyderabad. 

: Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Japanese and Australian counterparts on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York. 

: I2U2 group, comprising of the US, India, Israel, and the UAE, launches a new website for project proposals.

: President Biden visits the Raj Ghat memorial with Prime Minister Modi and other G20 leaders.

: President Biden joins Prime Minister Modi and leaders of Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Mauritius, and the United Arab Emirates to launch the Global Biofuels Alliance on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders’ Summit. 

: India and the US, along with the European Union, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and other G20 partners, sign a memorandum of understanding on the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor, or IMEC. Included in the deal is a railway to link Middle Eastern countries and connect them to India by port.

: Prime Minister Modi welcomes Biden to India. They reaffirmed their commitment to the G20 and expressed confidence that the outcomes of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi will advance their shared goals.

: Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets US Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen while both attended the G20 Leaders’ Summit. 

: India reduces import tariffs on US poultry, which resolves the last US-India trade dispute.  

: Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) holds first virtual meeting of the India-US Defense Acceleration Ecosystem (INDUS-X) Senior Advisory Group with the US Department of Defense (DoD).

: President Biden, Prime Minister Modi, and other G20 leaders unveil the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor ,which is seen as a direct competitor to China’s BRI.

: Indian Health Minister Mansukh Mandviya meets Ambassador Garcetti to discuss “health collaborations in Research and Development, artificial intelligence and increasing health access and equity.”

: Officials from Department of Energy (DOE) meet counterparts from the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to launch the US-India Renewable Energy Technology Action Platform (RETAP), designed to advance new and emerging renewable technologies.

: US “Tridents” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 26 complete a week-long training on maritime patrol and reconnaissance with Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 312 in Tamil Nadu.

: Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal meets US Trade Representative Katherine Tai, including to address concerns over India’s decision to impose import restrictions on certain electronic devices and the effect this may have on US exports.

: EducationUSA, supported by the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State, kicks off a fair bringing US university representatives to India to meet potential Indian students.

: Assistant Secretary of State for Education and Cultural Affairs Lee Satterfield concludes a visit to India, which included leading the US delegation to the  G20 Culture Ministers’ Meeting in Varanasi.

: US and Indian Navies conclude their annual Exercise Malabar, this time accompanied by Japan and Australian forces and hosted in Sydney.

: Prime Minister Modi receives a US congressional delegation, emphasizing the importance of the two countries’ shared democratic ideals and expressing his appreciation for the US Congress’ support for US-India relations.

: Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) hosts an international conference in celebration of World Biofuel Day 2023 in New Delhi, with speakers including Minister of State for Environment, Forests, and Climate Change Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey , and Jonathan Heimer, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs at the Commercial Service.

: Ambassador Garcetti meets Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to discuss student mobility and promote skill cooperation.

: Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Rao Gupta concludes a week-long visit to India, during which she leads the US delegation to the G20 Alliance for the Empowerment and Progression of Women’s Economic Representation Conference and the G20 Ministerial Conference on Women’s Empowerment.

: G20 climate summit in Bengaluru concludes with an agreement on the majority, but not all 68 points of discussion.

: Consul General of Mumbai Mike Hankey affirms his belief in India’s “golden opportunity” for US private sector investment at Semicon India 2023, inaugurated by Modi.

: US chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) dedicates $400 million investment in India over the next five years to include a new design center in Bengaluru and the creation of 3,000 new engineering roles.

: Michael Regan, administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, joins a shore walk across the Chennai coastline, where he meets Indian high school students who provide demonstrations of the impact of ocean health on climate.

: Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry meets Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey to discuss sustainable energy and India’s potential to be a key manufacturer of electric vehicles.

: Prime Minister Modi thanks the US for the return of 105 trafficked antiquities as old as the 2nd century A.D.

: US Navy vessel USS Stethem conducts exercises with Indian Navy vessel INS Tarkash to improve interoperability and demonstrate a commitment to cooperation on the seas.

: Indian Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep S. Puri and Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm hold third ministerial meeting of the US-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP) in New Delhi. The sides noted the growing importance of bilateral energy cooperation while underscoring the critical importance of bilateral clean energy engagement.

: US Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen discusses the advancement of multilateral development banks with the Minister of Finance of India Nirmala Sitharaman at the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in Gandhinagar, Gujrat.

: NASA announces that the two main components of the NISAR satellite, one primarily built by the US, and one primarily built by India, had been joined in mid-June.

: US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti and Minister of State Jitendra Singh launch a new grant from the United States-India Science & Technology Endowment Fund, available to innovators from both nations in quantum technologies and artificial intelligence.

: Uzra Zeya, US undersecretary for civilian security, democracy, and human rights meets with senior Indian officials, including Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra, to deepen US-India cooperation on humanitarian support and Indo-Pacific stability.

: US Navy Ship Salvor arrives in India for repairs, the first ship to be welcomed to the L&T Shipyard since the signing of the Master Ship Repair Agreement (MSRA) between the shipyard and the Navy.

: Ambassador Eric Garcetti expresses sorrow over ethnic violence in India’s northeastern state of Manipur after 120 people were killed in clashes between Kuki and Meiteis tribes.

: Secretary Blinken and Vice President Kamala Harris host State Luncheon for Prime Minister Modi.

: India’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) successfully concludes Operation Broader Sword, a joint effort with various US agencies.

: Prime Minister Modi speaks to about 1,000 leading professionals of various disciplines, inviting them to partner with India in their business ventures, at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington DC.

: President Joe Biden meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington, DC to discuss deals on critical technologies, strengthen their defense partnership and prioritize clean energy. During these meetings, after years of preparation, India also became the 14th member of the US-led Minerals Security Partnership.

: India agrees with the US to terminate six disputes at the World Trade Organization (WTO), and India removes retaliatory tariffs.

: General Electric signs an MOU with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to co-produce GE F-414 fighter jet engines for the Indian Air Force.

: USAID and Indian Railways announced an MOU to combat climate change and achieve Indian Railways’ target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2030.

: Minister of State for Tourism Shripad Yesso Naik meets US Director of National Travel and Tourism Office Brian Beall at the fourth Tourism Working Group and Ministerial Meeting at G20.

: Prime Minister Modi and First Lady Jill Biden participate in the “India and USA: Skilling for Future” event at the National Science Center in Washington, DC.

: US Department of Defense and the Indian Ministry of Defense launch the India-US Defense Acceleration Ecosystem (INDUS-X).

: Indian Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu signs the Artemis Accords, an agreement on space cooperation, on behalf of India in Washington, DC.

: Indian government approves the acquisition of 31 MQ-9B Predator drones from US manufacturer General Atomics. They will be used for maritime surveillance and monitoring the country’s borders with China and Pakistan.

: US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan meets Prime Minister Modi, Minister for External Affairs S. Jaishankar, and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval in New Delhi to discuss removing obstacles to technology and defense trade between the US and India in preparation for the upcoming official state visit.

: India and the US launch the India-US Strategic Trade Dialogue (IUSSTD), designed to further enhance collaboration and trade in critical domains.

: US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin meets Defense Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi to strengthen the US-India defense partnership.

: President Biden releases a press statement expressing sorrow over a crash in eastern India when two passenger trains and a freight train collide, resulting in the deaths of at least 288 people.

: US collaborates with India to address air pollution and climate change during a workshop with the Delhi-based nonprofit Lung Care Foundation at the India International Center.

: Two more American-made MH-60R Romeo helicopters arrive in India for use on INS Vikrant and INS Vikramaditya. One of them makes its maiden landing on INS Vikrant.

: US Navy Vice Adm. Brad Cooper meets Indian Navy Vice Adm. Dinesh K. Tripathi on a visit to Mumbai.

: Department of Labor awards Lalitha Natarajan, a Chennai-based lawyer, with the 2023 Iqbal Masih Award for the Elimination of Child Labor at the US Consulate General in Chennai.

: US Consulate General Kolkata announces that after years of coordination between the US and Indian governments, the remains of Maj. Gen. Henry Kleinbeck Pickett, decorated veteran of both world wars who passed away in Darjeeling in 1965, would be repatriated to the United States.

: State Department formally dedicates new consulate in Hyderabad.

: US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) hosts workshop on US-India 5G & Next Generation Networks to develop new opportunities for US-India technical and commercial cooperation in the sector.

: US Department of Commerce’s Cybersecurity Business Development Trade Mission arrives in India for four days of talks with officials of the local governments of Mumbai and New Delhi and the central government.

: Neeta Prasad, joint secretary for International Cooperation at the Indian Ministry of Education, and Donald Lu, assistant secretary at the State Dept. Bureau of South and Central Asia, co-host launch of the US India Education and Skills Development Working Group and hold, in hybrid format, its first meeting.

: India, the US, and their G7 partners conclude a successful summit, having discussed several issues including climate, food security, investment, and nuclear disarmament.

: MH-60R helicopters purchased by India from the United States land for the first time on INS Kolkata, representing a major increase in Indian antisubmarine capabilities.

: Indian Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar meets US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the sidelines of the G7 leaders’ summit in Hiroshima.

: US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce in India renew MOU to enhance development collaboration in India.

: 17th US-India Defense Policy Group discuss goals in the Indo-Pacific to deepen the Major Defense Partnership.

: Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone of LIGO-India, a project funded by the US National Science Foundation.

: Eric Garcetti presents credentials to President Droupadi Murmu to be US ambassador to India.

: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) convenes the first South Asia Clean Energy Forum (SACEF) to foster regional cooperation and advance clean energy initiatives in South Asian countries including India.

: Indian Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu Sandhu attends the SelectUSA Investment Summit in the Washington, DC area.

: 10th India-US Consular Dialogue occurs in Washington DC, with bilateral discussions on consular issues, visa matters, inter-country adoption, extradition, and people-to-people linkages.

: Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Richard R. Verma joins Ambassador Sandhu and Rep. Ro Khanna to discuss trade, energy, education, defense, and people-to-people ties between India and the United States.

: 10th US-India Consular Dialogue takes place in DC, reaffirming support for strong economic and people-to-people ties.

: Commander of the Indo-Pacific Command Adm. Aquilino participates in a virtual Chief of Defense conference with senior military leaders from 24 countries, focusing on opportunities and challenges within the free and open Indo-Pacific.

: Secretary of Commerce Raimondo meets Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Goyal to discuss progress on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity ahead of the next round of negotiations.

: US Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration Thea Kendler visits Bengaluru to expand bilateral engagement in the space sector through the US Export Controls Workshop for India’s Commercial Space Industry.

: ARTPARK, an artificial intelligence and robotics technology park in India, hosts US Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs, Environment, Science and Technology Drew Schufletowski for discussions on entrepreneurship and bilateral science collaboration to advance critical and emerging technologies.

: Sixth edition of Cope India-2023, an Air Exercise between the Indian and American Air Forces at Air Force Stations Kalaikunda, Panagarh and Agra concludes.

: US Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy meets with leaders from India to discuss strategies to counter cyber-threats and make the digital world a more secure place.

: Indian Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate change and Labor and Employment Bhupender Yadav participates virtually in the Leaders Meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate hosted by President Biden. He highlights India’s commitment to climate action and emission-reducing initiatives.

: Ambassador Sandhu meets North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore and discuss deepening bilateral connections in education, skilling, and digital technology, as well as Governor of North Carolina Roy Cooper, Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, Commerce Secretary Sanders and other senior officials. Ambassador Sandhu reaffirms bilateral small business diaspora connections in Morrisville and celebrates potential for bilateral cooperation.

: FBI Assistant Director of International Operations Raymond Duda visits New Delhi to further cooperation with law enforcement agencies to combat international crime.

: Minister Jaishankar meets Secretary of State Blinken to discuss current regional and global issues, noting steady progress in bilateral ties.

: Ambassador Sandhu hosts Minister Sitharaman and Secretary of Commerce Raimondo at India House to celebrate India’s diverse cultural festivals at a “Celebrating Togetherness” event in Washington DC.

: Minister Sitharaman delivers keynote address during a seminar on India’s digital public infrastructure (DPI), organized by the IMF on public-private cooperation in DPI.

: Ambassador Sandhu hosts Minister Sitharaman and guests from the White House, National Security Council, State Department, World Bank, IMF, development agencies, industry, non-profit organizations, think tanks, and senior officials from India.

: Ambassador Sandhu and Minister Sitharama meet Secretary of the Treasury Yellen to discuss the bilateral economic partnership and engagement in multilateral fora. Sitharama expresses appreciation for the multi-faceted bilateral partnership and called for further cooperation in addressing global economic challenges, including climate change. She also highlights the role of the G20, Quad, and IPEF in fostering this partnership. Sandhu and Sitharama then visit NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to foster deepening bilateral partnership in space collaboration.

: Ambassador Sandhu receives the Hero Award from Sikhs of America, where he highlights the strengthening of the bilateral partnership, technology and infrastructure transformation in India, and youth opportunities.

: US Secretary of Commerce Raimondo visits New Delhi.

: Quad Maritime Security Working Group convenes in the US, reiterating steadfast cooperation to support Indo-Pacific partners in meeting maritime challenges and preserving security, stability, and prosperity for all.

: Prime Minister Modi delivers remarks at the Summit for Democracy.

: US Navy vessel Matthew Perry returns to Indo-Pacific waters after voyage repair in India, reflecting the commitment of the US Navy and Department of Defense to utilize repair facilities in India.

: US–India Joint Technical Group convenes its 22nd meeting to discuss opportunities to advance defense science and technology collaboration between India and the US

: Ambassador Sandhu addresses the launch of the Bay Area Economy third Report on India, which highlights initiatives in the technology sector and the California-India corridor.

: Eric Garcetti is sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris as US Ambassador to India. Ambassador Sandhu meets Garcetti to discuss priorities in deepening the bilateral partnership.

: Counselor of the Department of State Derek Chollet calls Indian Foreign Secretary Ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra to discuss the shared commitment to a prosperous, free, and open Indo-Pacific and the strength of the bilateral partnership.

: Indian Navy’s P8I in Guam participates in Exercise Sea Dragon 2023, the third edition of the coordinated multilateral anti-submarine warfare exercise for LRMR ASW aircraft conducted by the US Navy on March 15-30, 2023. Aircraft from the US, India, Japan, Canada, and Korea engage in tracking simulated and live underwater targets.

: US Navy and Indian Navy meet through the Indo-US Joint Technical Group Initiative. Discussions are held under the Maritime Technical Working Group on March 14, 2023, in New Delhi.

: Secretary of Commerce Raimondo meets PM Modi to discuss the strength of the bilateral relationship, including partnerships in technology and innovation.

: Secretary of Commerce Raimondo meets PM Modi. She also meets CEOs and industry leaders in New Delhi to strengthen the bilateral commercial partnership, joined by the Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal. Raimondo and Goyal also sign a Memorandum of Understanding on semiconductors and electronic supply chains. They host a joint press conference following the India-USA Commercial Dialogue to address supply chain resiliency, quality standards, clean energy, and other topics. Indian Minister of State for Railways and Textiles Darshana Jardosh meets Raimondo as well to showcase circular and sustainable Indian handloom and handicrafts.

: Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets Secretary Raimondo to discuss India’s G20 priorities and other issues of mutual interest. Minister Jaishankar meets Raimondo to discuss strategic trade, resilient and reliable supply chains, and trust and transparency in the digital domain.

: Secretary Raimondo meets Indian National Security Advisor Doval to discuss the bilateral commercial relationship and opportunities to deepen bilateral economic linkages. She also meets Indian Minister of Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan to discuss the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity Upskilling Initiative, India’s initiatives on skill development, and more.

: Secretary Raimondo celebrates Holi with Minister Jaishankar and Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh at the latter’s new residence.

: Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh meets an American Jewish Committee Delegation to discuss areas of common interest such as enhanced defense cooperation. Minister Jaishankar also meets with the delegation to discuss the sea change in India-US and India-Israel relationships since 2014. Indian Minister for Housing, Urban Affairs, Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri also receives the delegation.

: Indian Defense Secretary Aramane Giridhar meets Adm Aquilino. Aquilino attends the Raisina Dialogue with Secretary Blinken.

: Ambassador Sandhu joins other Quad Foreign Ministers at the Raisina Dialogue 2023, including Secretary Blinken. Blinken reaffirms that the Quad is a vital part of the US vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific.

: Minister Jaishankar meets Secretary of State Blinken on the margins of the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting.

: Chief of Defense Staff of the Indian Armed Forces Anil Chauhan meets Commander of the US Indo-Pacific Command Adm. John Aquilino to discuss regional and maritime security, issues of bilateral interest, and avenues to strengthen defense cooperation.

: Minister Jaishankar meets Quad counterparts (Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong, Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Hayashi Yoshimasa, and Secretary of State Blinken) to reaffirm support for an inclusive, resilient, free and open Indo-Pacific. They release a joint statement following the meeting. Blinken and Jaishankar also hold a bilateral meeting to discuss expanding technology and defense cooperation, increasing food, energy, and health security, and tackling a range of shared global and regional challenges.

: US delegation of the Joint Working Group on Aircraft Carrier Technology Cooperation and Indian Naval team meet in New Delhi on Feb. 27-28, 2023.

: Eleven-member US delegation of the Joint Working Group on Aircraft Carrier Technology Cooperation headed by US R Adm. James Downey meets the carriers and Indian naval team led by Indian R Adm. Sandeep Mehta.

: Indian Minister of Water Resources Jal Shakti visits Washington, DC.

: Secretary Yellen meets US and India technology sector executives at a roundtable in Bengaluru to discuss deepening bilateral economic ties and bolstering digital public infrastructure.

: Minister Sitharaman meets Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen ahead of the first G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Bengaluru. They exchange views on finance track priorities under India’s G20 presidency, cooperation on the evolution of multilateral development banks, and India’s leadership role to promote sovereign debt restructuring.

: India joins the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate to increase investment in agricultural innovation for climate-smart agriculture and food systems at the India-Israel-UAE-USA (I2U2) Sherpas meeting held in Abu Dhabi. India’s Secretary of External Relations Dammu Ravi attends.

: Prime Minister Modi meets a US Congressional delegation led by Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer. They discuss strong bipartisan support from the Congress for deepening bilateral ties anchored in shared democratic values and strong people-to-people ties. Minister Jaishankar also meets with the delegation.

: Geoffrey Pyatt, assistant secretary of state for energy resources, meets with the Indian Ministry of Petroleum to discuss collaboration towards a clean energy transition.

: US displays defense technology at Aero India 2023, including the most advanced military aircraft such as a fifth-generation F35 fighter jet. Aero India 2023 is Asia’s largest aviation event and hosts government delegations and corporate executives.

: Prime Minister Modi and President Biden meet to review ongoing and new initiatives to deepen the India-US Comprehensive and Global Partnership and welcome the Air India–Boeing agreement.

: Secretary of Commerce Raimondo announces that Air India will purchase over 200 US-made aircraft, which will be Boeing’s third biggest sale of all time and support over 1 million jobs across 44 states.

: Geoffrey Pyatt, Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources at the US Department of State, meets Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Energy of the Indian State of Maharashtra Abha Shukla.

: Dr. Asmeret Berhe, director of the Office of Science for the Department of Energy, visits the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser of India to discuss further advance cooperation on basic science and between Indian institutions and Fermilab in the US.

: Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Ely Ratner notes significant US investments in defense ties with India to uphold a favorable balance of power in the Indo-Pacific.

: Indian Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra participates in the COVID Global Action Plan Foreign Ministerial meeting hosted by Secretary of State Blinken and reiterates India’s commitment to strengthening global health security, including during India’s G20 presidency.

: US National Security Advisor Sullivan and Quad counterparts launch a cyber challenge to advance cybersecurity.

: India Office of the Office of Global Policy and Strategy of the US Food and Drug Administration meets Goa’s Directorate of Food and Drugs Administration to discuss areas of collaboration. It culminates with a meeting with Health Secretary Shri Arun Kumar Mishra.

: USAID India’s Acting Deputy Mission Director John Smith-Sreen and Principal Chief Conservator of Forestry of the Rajasthan Forest Department Dr. D.N. Pandey launch the “Trees Outside Forests in India” program to mitigate climate change, improve resilience of farming systems and increase farmer incomes in the state.

: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory hosts send-off ceremony with the Indian Space Research Organization to celebrate a flagship project of space cooperation. The NASA satellite will head to southern India ahead of its planned 2024 launch.

: During his official visit to the US, Indian Principal Scientific Advisor Professor Ajay Kumar Sood meets Dr. Arati Prabhakar, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Science Advisor to President Biden.

: Minister Sitharaman meets business leadership from the US to discuss implications of India’s Budget 2023 for green growth, infrastructure, digitalization, start-ups, skilling and other strands that deepen bilateral linkages.

: Indian Secretary of the Department of Space and Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization meets with government and industry representatives in the US.

: India’s G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant meets US Ambassador Elizabeth Jones to discuss India’s G20 priorities, digital transformation and digital public infrastructure.

: Ambassador Sandhu meets Rep. Ro Khanna, co-Chair of the House India Caucus to discuss the strategic relations, economic, healthcare, renewables and knowledge partnership. He also meets Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Michael McCaul, Congressman Pete Sessions, Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer and Congresswoman Young Kim, recently appointed chair of the Subcommittee on the Indo-Pacific in the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

: Quad Senior Cyber Group meets to reaffirm advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific and enhancing cybersecurity cooperation and resilience.

: Indian National Security Advisor Doval meets Secretary of State Blinken at the State Department to exchange views on global and regional issues of mutual interest and strengthening the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership.

: Ambassador Sandhu, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, and chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization S. Somanath address the India-US Civil Space Joint Working Group at the US State Department.

: India’s Department of Science and Technology signs an Implementation Arrangement with the US National Science Foundations, in the presence of Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and US National Security Advisor Sullivan. The latter two meet to review bilateral initiatives, discuss the launch of the Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies, and share assessments of global and regional developments.

: Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks meets Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval to discuss bilateral defense cooperation and regional security issues.

: Ambassador Sandhu hosts Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Sen. Mark Warner and John Cornyn at India House. On the same day, he also meets with US Secretary of Commerce Raimondo.

: Indian Foreign Secretary Ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra meets Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs Nuland to discuss deepening the strategic relationship.

: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley meets Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval to discuss bilateral cooperation.

: White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval meet with representatives from industry, academia, and thought leaders at a roundtable on critical and emerging technologies.

: Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland meets Minister Jaishankar to discuss the Indian subcontinent, the Indo-Pacific, and convergences in the bilateral relationship.

: 8th US-India Civil Space Joint Working Group meeting takes place, marking discussions on improving spaceflight safety, satellite systems for global navigation, commercial space cooperation and more. The meeting highlights the Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) Mission, which will measure changes in the earth’s surface.

: Ambassador Sandhu meets with former Secretary of Defense Gen. Mattis (r) to discuss the bilateral strategy and defense partnership.

: Department of Justice officials and colleagues from the Consumer Protection Branch and FBI meet Indian officials in the Central Bureau of Investigation. They commit to further cooperation in combating cybercrime and safeguarding citizens.

: Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman speaks at Shatter Summit to underscore the importance of women’s economic advancement to India’s growth and socioeconomic development in the Indo-Pacific.

: Ambassador Sandhu hosts US Deputy National Security Advisor Vikram Misri, Principal Deputy National Security Advisor Jon Finer, Indo-Pacific coordinator Dr. Kurt Campbell, and representatives from the US administration, think-tanks, strategic community and industry at the India House.

: State Department Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs recognizes the 74th Republic Day of India and celebrates India’s Constitution, reaffirming the bilateral partnership as one of the most consequential.

: Ambassador Sandhu attends the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Office of the US Trade Representative at the White House.

: USAID and AMCHAM India sign MOU to expand areas of collaboration between US and Indian businesses in support of India’s development goals, committing to leverage combined capacities to address the climate crisis, advance gender equity, bolster public health, and more.

: Ambassador Sandhu addresses the India-US space roundtable to discuss opportunities for bilateral partnership in the commercial space sector.

: India Ambassador to the US Sandhu meets with the Center for Disease Control to discuss health care cooperation as a key pillar of the bilateral relationship.

: Director of United States Trade and Development Agency Enoh T. Ebong meets Indian Ministry of Earth Sciences and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, underscoring USTDA support for innovative ocean thermal energy conversion project for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as part of its global procurement initiative.

: Indian Joint Secretary Jagdale of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy meets US International Trade Administration Assistant Secretary Aran Venkataraman to identify opportunities for US clean-tech companies to assist India in achieving energy sustainability goals. Venkataraman also meets Secretary Barthwal and Joint Secretary Kumar of the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry to advance the upcoming bilateral commercial dialogue.

: US Secretary of State delivers remarks for the India-US Forum.

: Indian Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri meets virtually with Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm at the India-US Forum to spotlight bilateral energy trade.

: US National Science Foundation discusses and proposes deeper cooperation with India in areas like AI, cyber security, quantum, semiconductors, clean energy, advanced wireless, biotechnology, geosciences, astrophysics, and defense.

: Officials representing the State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs meet Indian Ministry of External Affairs’ Joint Secretary Ambule at the East Asia Consultations.

: US Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the National Science Foundation Margaret Martonosi meets Indian Secretary of Department of Science and Technology Dr. Chandra Srivari. They express a keen interest in collaborating in critical and emerging technologies.

: USS Anchorage (LPD23) participates in a cooperative deployment alongside the Indian Navy’s Kora-class corvette INS Karmuk (P64) in the Indian Ocean.

: During a visit from Jan. 8-12, Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, and Food and Public Distribution and Textiles Piyush Goyal participates in the 13th India-US Trade Policy Forum, hosted in tandem with United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai. They discuss complementarities and how to forge robust bilateral trade and investment ties. He also meets Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to discuss the upcoming commercial dialogue, CEO Forum, and continuing work under the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.

: US State Department’s Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu visits India and Bangladesh to engage with government officials and civil society to further energy, trade, labor and security partnerships and promote human rights in the region.

: US and Indian Navies conclude an exchange at INS Hansa, whereby subject matter experts exchanged defense expertise.

: Chargé d’Affaires of the US Mission in New Delhi Ambassador A. Elizabeth Jones meets key business leaders in Kolkata to discuss ways to strengthen and expand bilateral economic relations and regional connectivity in India’s East and Northeast regions.

: Fifth edition of the joint US-India navy special forces exercise Sangam-22 takes place from Dec. 1-20 in Goa.

: At their first Annual Regulatory Forum, experts from the India Office of the US Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Global Policy and Strategy and the Drug Control Department of the Government of Karnataka meet to discuss operations and share knowledge on medical product inspection practices.

: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Elizabeth Horst visits India and meets Indian partners to strengthen bilateral relations and enhance people-to-people ties.

: Chargé d’Affaires of the US Mission in New Delhi Ambassador A. Elizabeth Jones visits US solar technology company First Solar’s manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu, which will help to bring India closer to its climate goals and strengthen global solar panel supply chains with US International Development Finance Corporation financing.

: Ambassador Sandhu meets several students from the inaugural Quad Fellows cohort, including students from India pursuing research in sustainability and environment.

: On the sidelines of his visit to Coxsbazar for Bangladesh Navy IFR-22, Indian Vice Adm. Biswajit Dasgupta of the Eastern Naval Command meets Adm. Samuel J. Paparo, Commander of the US Pacific Fleet. They discuss navy cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, the increasing complexity of Malabar naval exercises, and progress in other fields of cooperation.

: Chargé d’Affaires of the US Mission in New Delhi Ambassador A. Elizabeth Jones and US Consul General to Mumbai Mike Hankey participate in a meeting organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in India to reaffirm the US’ commitment to bilateral business ties and free and fair trade in the Indo-Pacific.

: US and Indian Armies conclude the 18th edition of joint military exercise Yudh Abhyuas and reinforce commitment to the Indo-Pacific region, improved interoperability, and the bilateral defense partnership. They set new standards for interoperability in multidimensional humanitarian assistance, peacekeeping, and disaster relief operations.

: US Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas West travels to India, Japan, and the UAE to engage on critical collaboration with respect to continued humanitarian support and defending education and human rights for girls and women in Afghanistan.

: India assumes its G20 presidency and commits to an inclusive, ambitious, action-oriented, and decisive agenda to further global good. US President Biden expresses support for India’s G20 presidency.

: Minister Jaishankar meets Chargé d’Affaires of the US Mission in New Delhi Ambassador A. Elizabeth Jones to discuss ongoing progress in bilateral cooperation.

: Secretary Blinken commemorates 14th anniversary of Mumbai terrorist attacks.

: USAID’s Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia Änjali Kaur meets Additional Secretary Vani Rao of India’s Ministry of External Affairs to discuss ways to deepen bilateral cooperation and counter the climate crisis, grow the prosperity of both peoples, and uphold a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

: USAID’s Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia Änjali Kaur meets Additional Secretary of the G20 Ambassador Abhay Thakur of India’s Ministry of External Affairs to discuss the bilateral development partnership and commitments to a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

: Secretary of Defense Austin meets Defense Minister of India Rajnath Singh at the ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) in Cambodia, agreeing to enhance defense cooperation to advance a shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific.

: US Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro meets Vice Adm. of India’s Southern Naval Command MA Hampiholi. They tour the aircraft carrier INS Vikrant and discuss the enhancement of bilateral cooperation, including on maritime issues.

: India’s G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant meets US G20 Sherpa and Deputy National Security Adviser Mike Pyle. They discuss bilateral partnerships in light of the G20 India presidency.

: US Consulate in Kolkata marks 230 years of diplomatic relations between the US and Kolkata.

: US Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro lays a wreath at the National War Memorial in New Delhi.

: White House Director of National Drug Control Policy Rahul Gupta meets Dr. Virendra Kumar, India’s Union Cabinet Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment. They discuss the innovative drug demand reduction work in India and the US, as well as shared priorities of prevention, treatment, and recovery services.

: White House Director of National Drug Control Policy Rahul Gupta meets the Director-General of the Narcotics Bureau of India Satya Narayan Pradhan. They discuss emerging trends in drug trafficking and use, as well as opportunities for continued collaboration on holistic approaches to counternarcotics.

: US Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro meets Indian Defense Secretary Shri Giridhar Aramane to discuss bilateral strategic cooperation and the defense partnership.

: US President Biden meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indonesian President Joko Widodo to reaffirm their collective commitment to the G20 as the premier forum for global economic cooperation.

: Secretary Blinken meets Minister Jaishankar on the margins of the ASEAN summit in Phnom Penh. They discuss efforts to expand the bilateral partnership and mitigate the effects of Russia’s war on Ukraine. Secretary Blinken also expresses support for India’s G20 presidency.

: Vice President of India Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar meets President Biden on the sidelines of the 17th East Asia Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

: Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen meets Indian Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman to discuss shared economic interests, cooperation to face global headwinds, and common priorities. They meet with executives of major Indian companies and US companies operating in India. Secretary Yellen reaffirms that increased economic integration with trusted partners mitigates geopolitical risk and strengthens supply chains. Yellen also visits Microsoft India and speaks on deepening economic ties through friend-shoring.

: Secretary of Commerce Raimondo and Minister Goyal launch the US-India CEO Forum to foster private sector trade ties.

: India’s Department of Atomic Energy hosts US National Nuclear Security Administration at the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership in New Delhi to discuss the bilateral partnership on global security and addressing threats of nuclear terrorism through education, training, and international cooperation.

: Ambassador Sandhu joins the India-US CEO Forum under the leadership of Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal, Secretary of Commerce Raimondo, and other CEOs.

: US Trade Representative Katherine Tai meets virtually with Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution and Textiles Piyush Goyal. They discuss shared priorities and ways to grow the bilateral trade and investment partnership.

: Joint navy exercise Malabar begins in Japan, hosting US, Indian, and Australian navies. The exercises involve naval ships, aircraft, and personnel, and take place in the Philippine Sea.

: US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman meets Indian Foreign Secretary Ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra to discuss bilateral relations and advance security and regional cooperation in the Indo-Pacific and globally.

: US Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday meets Indian Chief of the Naval Staff Adm. R. Hari Kumar onboard JS Izumo during the International Fleet Review 2022. They discuss maritime security, sharing capabilities, and the strategic importance of the Indian Ocean.

: USAID India’s Acting Mission Director Karen Klimowski and the Chief Minister of Haryana, India, launchthe Trees Outside Forests in India program to mitigate climate change, improve the resilience of farming systems, and increase the income of farmers in Haryana.

: Ambassador Sandhu and India’s G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant meet Secretary of Commerce Raimondo to discuss bilateral economic and commercial priorities and India’s G20 presidency.

: Ambassador Sandhu meets National Cyber Security Coordinator Lieutenant General Rajesh Pant and other officials participating in the Counter-Ransomware Initiative Summit hosted by the White House.

: Secretary Blinken speaks to Minister Jaishankar about Russia’s war in Ukraine, counterterrorism, and regional issues.

: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the US Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy Jennifer Bachus participates in the US-India Open RAN Policy Roadshow and a quad Open RAN Forum in New Delhi with Quad partners Australia, India, and Japan, as well as telecommunications companies to discuss promoting the adoption of Open Radio Access Networks.

: Secretary Blinken marks end of Diwali with a special event at the State Department.

: US President Joe Biden marks Diwali through a celebration at the White House.

: Indian-American US Air Force Col. Biren Oberoi visits Vizag for the Tiger Triumph humanitarian assistance exercise between the US and Indian militaries.

: USAID India and the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum sign aan MOU to extend and expand collaboration in India on priority areas such as climate change, health, inclusive development and more.

: CEO of US International Development Finance Corporation Scott Nathan announces $9.9 million in financing to Eye-Q to expand its operations of high-quality and affordable eye care services in underserved areas in India. He also participates in a series of meetings in Mumbai with leaders from the financial, power, infrastructure, and other sectors.

: Director of Strategic Planning and Policy of the US Indo-Pacific Command Maj. Gen. Chris Phillips meets Chief of Staff of India’s Eastern Naval Command Vice Adm. Sanjay Vatsayan.

: US Consul General to Mumbai Mike Hankey attends the Defense Expo in Gujarat to see the showcase of cutting-edge defense technology by US companies. He meets with Chief Minister of Gujarat Bhupendra Patel to discuss bilateral defense cooperation and co-production.

: At a signing ceremony, CEO of US International Development Finance Corporation Scott Nathan signs a commitment letter for a $35 million loan to Credit Access Grameen and a $10 million loan guarantee to Punjab Renewable Energy Systems Private Limited. He reaffirms the US’ commitment to promoting women’s economic empowerment and supporting India’s growing energy needs.

: Deputy Assistant Secretary of the State Department’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Nancy Jackson visits India and reiterates the US’ unwavering commitment to Ukraine and the importance of the bilateral partnership to foster a free and open Indo-Pacific.

: US Consul General to Mumbai Mike Hankey participates in a roundtable at the Defense Expo, discussing the steadfast growth of bilateral defense trade. He is joined by Amcham India, the US-India Business Council, and the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum.

: US Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues joins US and Indian policy experts at the Women’s Empowerment Dialogue in New Delhi.

: At Media Rumble 2022, US Embassy spokesperson Christopher Elms states that India and the US are driving the future towards clean energies and climate change.

: Indo-US Vaccine Action Program celebrates its 35th anniversary as a model of equal partnership in public health and support for the development of safe and effective vaccines.

: Deputy Assistant Secretary of the State Department’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Afreen Akhter visits India to strengthen the bilateral partnership on critical emerging technology and regional integration for a more resilient Indo-Pacific.

: US Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen meets Indian Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman to discuss deepening bilateral economic bonds, avoiding supply chain disruptions, and addressing global shocks. She announces that she will travel to India in November to participate in the annual US-India Economic and Financial Partnership.

: Ambassador Sandhu addresses joint working group meeting of Indo-US Vaccine Action Programme to underline how bilateral healthcare ties are crucial in the pandemic and post-pandemic environments. He also meets Chief Medical Adviser to President Biden and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci.

: Indian’s oil and gas entities, oilfield service providers, and sector leaders sign four MoUs as part of the US-India strategic clean energy partnership.

: US Secretary of the Department of Energy Jennifer Granholm meets Indian Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri to launch the Strategic Clean Energy Partnership Ministerial Meeting. They reaffirm bilateral cooperation to ensure energy security, advance innovation, and diversify clean energy supplies and discuss five pillars of the bilateral clean energy partnership: power and energy efficiency, responsible oil and gas, sustainable growth, emerging fuels, and energy transition.

: Minister Hardeep Singh Puri meets Deputy Secretary of the US Treasury Wally Adeyemo in Washington DC.

: US International Development Finance Corporation announces a series of loans to organizations in India to advance long-term economic growth, global health, food security, technology in communications, gender equity, clean energy and climate.

: US Congressional Staffers Delegation visits Indian aircraft career INS Vikrant.

: Assistant Commissioner for the US Customs and Border Protection’s Office of International Affairs Debbie Seguin visits India and meets counterparts in the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigation and other federal colleagues to discuss advancing global supply chain security interests with India.

: Ambassador Sandhu meets the Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker to discuss opportunities for collaboration in energy, education, life sciences, and technology.

: Minister Jaishankar meets US Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines to discuss furthering the bilateral strategic partnership.

: Secretary Blinken meets Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar to discuss continued bilateral collaboration on global health challenges, climate change and clean energy, food security, and the implications of Russia’s war in Ukraine. Jaishankar also meets Reps. Ami Bera and Jerry McNerney, as well as Sens. Chris Coons, Mark Varner, and Jon Ossoff. He holds a bilateral meeting with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to discuss the Ukraine conflict, the Indo-Pacific, South Asia, the Gulf, and global economic volatility.

: Defense Secretary Austin reaffirms continued efforts to strengthen bilateral defense ties with India. He meets Minister Jaishankar to discuss the Ukraine conflict, Indo-Pacific development, maritime challenges, and regional issues in light of the contemporary India-US defense partnership.

: Minister Jaishankar meets Commerce Secretary Raimondo to discuss resilient supply chains, IPEF, high technology cooperation, semiconductors and business promotion.

: Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution and Textiles participates in a discussion on WTO dispute settlement reform convened by US Trade Representative Ambassador Tai on the sidelines of the G20 Ministerial Meeting in Bali, Indonesia. They exchange views on ways to strengthen the WTO dispute settlement mechanism to make it more accessible and efficient.

: US Coast Guard Cutter Midgett visits Chennai during Western Pacific Patrol 2022 in another international port call with Indian Coast Guard partners working to advance capabilities and interoperability.

: Indian Union Minister of State Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Atomic Energy and Space hosts event with participants from the US administration, Congress, think tanks, academia, and industry to discuss the bilateral partnership in science and technology and space.

: US and India Coast Guards conduct bilateral joint exercise in Chennai to acquaint each other’s capabilities and strengths in terms of various evolutions at sea.

: US Deputy Chief of Mission Patricia A. Lacina deposits the treaty for US’ continued commitment to the India-led International Solar Alliance, which deploys solar energy technology to increase energy access and security. This means that the US ratifies the International Solar Alliance Agreement.

: Indian Chief of Air Staff Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari visits the US for Air Chief’s Conference to discuss bilateral defense partnerships.

: US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin calls Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss bilateral defense cooperation ahead of the 2+2 Ministerial meeting next spring.

: Ambassador Sandhu meets Chairman of the Subcommittee on South and Central Asia Sen. Chris Murphy to discuss opportunities for partnership. He also meets Senator and co-Chair of the Senate India Caucus John Cornyn.

: Indian Ambassador to the US Sandhu meets US Rep. Gregory Meeks to discuss the bilateral partnership.

: Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal participates in the US-led IPEF ministerial meeting. He also meets US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on the margins of the meeting to discuss deepening bilateral trade and investment ties to build resilient global supply chains.

: US International Development Finance Corporation announces $37.5 million in investments for Indian businesses working in financial services, healthcare, agriculture, and climate.

: US Deputy Chief of Mission Patricia A. Lacina launches Trees Outside Forests in India, to address the climate crisis through carbon sequestration and climate-resilient agriculture.

: Assistant Secretary Lu and Assistant Secretary Ratner meet Foreign Secretary of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs Vinay Kwatra to discuss deepening and strengthening the bilateral partnership at the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations. Lu also meets Additional Secretary of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs Vani Rao to discuss the bilateral strategic relationship and opportunities to strengthen the partnership.

: Assistant Secretary Ratner co-chairs a US-India 2+2 Intersessional & Maritime Security Dialogue.

: Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal meets US Trade Representative Ambassador Tai in Los Angeles and recommits to a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific ahead of the ministerial meeting of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF).

: Assistant Secretary Lu meets Indian counterparts for the 2+2 Intersessional to discuss advancing cooperation on diplomatic and security priorities. They review preparations for the next bilateral 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue. Lu also meets the US-India Business Council to discuss the contribution of US trade and investment to India’s economy and opportunities for growth and expansion in bilateral business.

: Assistant Secretary Lu meets Senior Quad Officials to discuss advancing cooperation to realize a shared vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific that is inclusive and resilient.

: Assistant Secretary of the State Department’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu visits India to meet senior officials, business leaders, and women entrepreneurs.

: US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Ely Ratner visits India and Vietnam to deepen collaboration and advance a shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific.

: US congratulates India for commissioning its first indigenously build aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, reaffirming continued collaboration for a free and open Indo-Pacific.

: US Ambassador Elizabeth Jones announces a US government-funded project to support conservation and restoration at the Paigah Tombs, the fifth cultural preservation project in Hyderabad.

: Assistant Director of the US National Science Foundation Margaret Martonosi arrives in New Delhi to further bilateral collaboration on science and technology.

: India’s Deputy Consul General in New York Devyani Khobragade is arrested for making false declarations on a visa application for her Indian domestic worker and breaking US law by paying her employee below the minimum wage.

: Chief of the Indian Army General Bikram Singh visits the US and meets Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno.

: Eleventh annual US-India Malabar naval exercise is held in the Bay of Bengal.

: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits the US and meets President Obama.

: Vice President Joseph Biden becomes the first US vice president to visit India in almost 30 years.

: India’s Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, Minister of Commerce Anand Sharma, and Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Ahluwalia visit Washington for the US-India CEO Forum.

: Ambassador James Dobbins, special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, visits New Delhi for consultations with Indian officials.

: Adm. Locklear, commander, US Pacific Command, in India with Secretary of State Kerry for the fourth US-India Strategic Dialogue, calls on Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee and chief of the Air Staff at Air Headquarters.

: Secretary Kerry leads a delegation of senior US officials including Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Pacific Command Commander Adm. Samuel Locklear to India for the fourth annual US-India Strategic Dialogue.

: Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Sonenshine travels to India to host the second annual US-India Higher Education Dialogue, at which Secretary of State John Kerry delivers opening remarks.

: Seven members of India’s Parliament meet US officials in Washington.

: Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman visits India.

: India’s Union Home Minister Shri Sushilkumar Shinde visits Washington for the second round of the Homeland Security Dialogue hosted by Secretary for Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. He also meets Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Robert Muller.

: Yudh Abhyas, the annual bilateral US-Indian Army training exercise is held at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

: Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai visits the US and meets Secretary of State John Kerry.

: Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine travels to India.

: US Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Robert Hormats visits India for consultations.

:  Japanese Prime Minister Noda visits New Delhi to reinforce relations and boost trade and investment based on a free trade agreement between the two countries that came into force in August.

: US hosts Japan and India for the first-ever trilateral dialogue to exchange views on regional and global issues of mutual interest.

: Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith visits India and meets counterpart A.K. Antony. They take steps to build on the strategic partnership under the framework of the 2009 Joint Declaration on Security Cooperation.

: President Barack Obama and PM Singh meet on the sidelines of the EAS in Bali; their first meeting since Obama’s visit to India in November 2010.

: PM Singh and Cambodian PM Hun Sen meet on the sidelines of the EAS.

: PM Singh attends the Ninth ASEAN-India Summit and the Sixth East Asia Summit (EAS) in Bali.

: EAM Krishna visits Japan and meets Prime Minister Noda Yoshihiko and Foreign Minister Gemba Koichiro.

: Myanmar President Thein Sein and 10 Cabinet members visit India.

: Vietnam’s President Truong Tan Sang visits India.

: President Pratibha visits Mongolia after a gap of 23 years and signs three agreements covering defense cooperation, media exchanges, and cooperation between India’s Planning Commission and Mongolia’s National Development Innovation Committee.

: Indian President Pratibha Patil visits Republic of Korea.

: EAM Krishna travels to Bali to participate in the 9th India-ASEAN Post- Ministerial Conference, the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers Consultations, and the ASEAN Regional Forum Ministerial Meeting.

: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits India (New Delhi and Chennai) for the 2nd India-US Strategic Dialogue.

: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Trade Minister Tim Groser visit India.

: EAM Krishna makes first high-level Indian visit to Myanmar after newly established civilian government takes office.

: US and India conduct their first-ever homeland security dialogue.

: EAM Krishna visits Malaysia for the 5th India-Malaysia Joint Commission Meeting.

: Prime Minister (PM) Manmohan Singh meets President Hu Jintao on the sidelines of the 3rd BRICs meeting in Sanya, China.

: Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao visits Japan to meet Japanese counterparts.

: Thailand Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva leads a delegation to India; his first visit since taking office in 2008.

: Albert del Rosario, secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines visits India for the inaugural meeting of the Joint Commission on Bilateral Cooperation.

: Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Muhyiddin Yassin visits Mumbai and New Delhi primarily to promote economic cooperation.

: Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono makes a state visit to India as chief guest for India’s Republic Day.

: India’s External Affairs Minister (EAM) S.M. Krishna visits Australia to attend the Foreign Ministers’ Framework Dialogue.

: China’s Premier Wen Jiabao makes a state visit to India.

: PM Singh travels to Seoul for the fifth G20 Summit.

: President Barack Obama visits India, the first stop in a four-country Asian tour. This is the first visit of a US president to India since President George Bush visited in 2006.

: PM Singh travels to Hanoi for the eighth India-ASEAN Summit and the fifth East Asia Summit (EAS). He also has bilateral meetings with a number of ASEAN and other leaders on the sidelines of the summits.

: PM Singh meets ROK President Lee Myung-bak on the sidelines of the EAS.

: PM Singh meets Premier Wen Jiabao on the sidelines of the EAS.

: PM Singh visits Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for an official visit. The two countries issue a joint statement on a Framework for the India-Malaysia Strategic Partnership.

: PM Singh visits Tokyo and meets Prime Minister Kan Naoto for the annual India-Japan Summit.

: President Patil visits Cambodia and Laos. This was the first visit by an Indian president to these two countries since 1959.

: Japanese Foreign Minister Okada Katsuya visits New Delhi for the fourth India-Japan Strategic Dialogue.

: Senior Gen. Than Shwe, chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar, visits India at the invitation of President Patil.

: US and India sign a Counter-Terrorism Initiative in New Delhi.

: Foreign Secretary Nirupam Rao and Defense Secretary Pradeep Kumar hold talks with their Japanese counterparts in the first-ever 2+2 Foreign Policy and Security Dialogue.

: India’s National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon visits China as special envoy of PM Singh.

: India and Japan hold the first round of negotiations on an Agreement for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy in Tokyo.

: PM Singh and President Barack Obama hold a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Toronto.

:   Foreign Minister Krishna and US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton hold the inaugural US-India Strategic Dialogue in Washington. The focus areas of strategic cooperation are energy and climate change, education and development, economic trade and agriculture.

: Indian President Pratibha Patil makes a state visit to China, the first by an Indian president since 2000. In an official statement, President Patil said she “focused attention on India’s aspirations for a permanent seat in a reformed United Nations Security Council.”

: US Undersecretary for Political Affairs William Burns visits New Delhi for talks with Foreign Secretary Nirupam Rao in preparation for the first India-US Strategic Dialogue.

: PM Singh meets Chinese President Hu Jintao on the sidelines of the India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) and Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) summits.

April 30, 2010: Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Naoshima Masayuki and India’s Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia issue a joint statement following the fourth round of the Japan-India Energy Dialogue.

: Prime Minister (PM) Manmohan Singh visits Washington to attend the Nuclear Security Summit and for a bilateral meeting with President Obama.

:  US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner visits India to launch the US-India Economic and Financial Partnership with Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

:  India’s Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna visits China to inaugurate the Festival of India in China and for discussions with his counterpart Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi as well as meetings with Premier Wen Jiabao and State Councilor Dai Bingguo.

: Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith visits India for bilateral discussions and addresses the safety of Indian students studying in Australia.

: President Lee Myung-bak of the Republic of Korea (ROK) makes a state visit to India as the chief guest at India’s annual Republic Day celebration.

: US Secretary of Defense Gates visits India. He praises India for its “statesman like” behavior following the Mumbai terrorist attacks, refers to a “syndicate” of terrorism, and assures India that the US would not depart from Afghanistan precipitously.

: Indian Home Secretary G.K. Pillai holds talks with Myanmar about cooperation on the insurgency situation in northeast India.

: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak makes a state visit to India, the first in six years by a Malaysian leader.

: Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf says he is ready to put aside its demand for a referendum in the disputed territory of Kashmir.

: India matches Pakistan’s ceasefire offer and offers to extend it to Siachen Glacier in the north.

: Pakistan offers ceasefire in Kashmir.

: Lt. Gen. Mohinder Singh, commander of 4th Corps of the Eastern Military Region of the Indian Armed Forces, leads delegation to Chinese military facilities in Tibet.

: Indian naval ships make port call in Shanghai prior to a one-day joint exercise “aimed at ensuring the safety of maritime trade and improving coordination in search-and-rescue at sea.”

: Indian VP Bhairon Singh Shekhawat travels to Myanmar to push for closer economic ties.

: Destroyer and missile corvette from the Indian Navy arrive in Malaysia for a three-day goodwill visit.

: Indian and Chinese special representatives hold talks on the resolution of the boundary dispute.

: PM Vajpayee becomes the first Indian PM to visit Thailand in a decade and the first foreign leader to address the Thai Parliament. India and Thailand announce completion of a free trade agreement.

: Following a meeting between PMs Vajpayee and Wen, Indian Foreign Secretary Kanwal Sibal announces that Beijing has removed Sikkim as an “independent country” from the official website of the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

: India and the Philippines agree to exchange information and intelligence to combat terrorism and to sign an extradition treaty on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit.

: PM Vajpayee attends ASEAN Summit in Bali, Indonesia.

Oct. 6, 2003: South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and PM Vajpayee meet on sidelines of the ASEAN Summit.

: Assistant Secretary of State Rocca holds talks in New Delhi.

: Speaking to the first-ever India-ASEAN Business Summit in New Delhi, PM Vajpayee calls for India-ASEAN trade to increase to $15 billion over the next two years and to $30 billion by 2007.

Sept. 26, 2003: A Singapore-India joint statement announces the two countries have reached the “mid-point” in their negotiations for a comprehensive economic agreement that includes a free- trade agreement.

Oct. 2, 2003: Visiting Indian Army Chief Gen. Nirmal Chander Vij and Philippine counterpart Lt. Gen. Gregorio Camiling agree to boost bilateral military exchanges and cooperation.

: Indonesian FM Hassan Wirayuda and Indian counterpart Sinha co-chair inaugural meeting of India-Indonesia Joint Working Group.

: U.S.-India Defense Policy Group meets in Washington, D.C.

: India and China trade charges of border intrusions across the Line of Actual Control in the northeastern sector of the disputed border.

: Thailand’s Ambassador to India Chirasak Thanesnant identifies India as a hub for its “enhanced economic co-operation in South Asia.”

: India rejects dispatch of troops to help stabilize Iraq despite what India’s foreign minister says is “our growing dialogue and strengthened ties with the U.S.”

: A 58-member high-level Chinese air force delegation visits Indian airbase.

: PM Vajpayee visits China, the first Indian PM to do so in a decade.

: Deputy PM Advani visits Washington for a range of talks with U.S. officials, but gives no assurance on Indian troops for stabilizing Iraq.

: Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage holds consultations in India with his counterparts.

: Shigeru Ishiba becomes the first Japanese Defense Agency director general to visit India.

: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao meets Indian Defense Minister Fernandes in Beijing.

: Singapore PM Goh Chok Tong visits Delhi to launch talks on a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) that will include a Free Trade Agreement.

: Indian foreign minister says “India has a much better case to go for pre-emptive action against Pakistan than the U.S. has in Iraq.”

: Indian foreign minister rejects U.S. calls for India-Pakistan talks after a March 23 massacre in Kashmir, saying, “[a]dvice to India about resuming dialogue with Pakistan in the aftermath of the killings of Hindus in Kashmir this week was just as gratuitous and misplaced as we asking them to open a dialogue with Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.”

: India’s Foreign Ministry spokesman tells reporters that “[t]he military action begun today [against Iraq] thus lacks [United Nations] justification” and suggests it was “avoidable.”

: Using unusually harsh language, Indian PM Vajpayee says “[i]f the United States can’t make Pakistan keep its promise [to halt cross-border infiltration], it shows its weakness” and “[i]f assurances given to us are not honored, we will factor this in while formulating our policy in future.” President Bush calls PM Vajpayee the next day.

: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Richard A. Meserve and Indian nuclear officials agree to resume nuclear safety cooperation with the country.

: Thai FM Surakiart Sathirathai and Indian counterpart Yashwant Sinha led delegations to meeting of the Joint Commission, held after a gap of seven years.

: Arunachal Pradesh state education minister Takam Sanjay tells journalists “Our chief minister, Mukut Mithi, recently called on Defense Minister George Fernandes and informed him that the Chinese army has restarted the construction of roads along the international border.”

: U.S. and India sign a Statement of Principles for U.S.-India High Technology Commerce during Indian Foreign Secretary Kanwal Sibal’s three-day visit to Washington.

: India and the U.S. hold second meeting of their joint Global Issues Forum. This session focused on a range of issues including environment; health and infectious diseases, with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS; human rights and democracy-related issues.

: U.S. Army Chief Eric Shinseki arrives on two-day visit to India, the first by a U.S. army chief.

: Deputy PM L.K. Advani visits Thailand and Singapore to strengthen economic relations and counterterrorism cooperation.

: Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Win Aung visits India to bolster bilateral cooperation – the first visit in 15 years.

: Singapore President S.R. Nathan visits Hyderabad, India to encourage high-technology business ties.

: Chinese President Jiang Zemin meets Indian Lok Sabha Speaker Manohar Joshi in Beijing.

Jan. 7-8, 2003: Visiting Japanese FM Kawaguchi announces the resumption of fresh yen loans to India.

: India becomes one of 14 countries to sign an agreement with the U.S. under which they agree not to send each other’s nationals to an international criminal court.

: India and the U.S. hold the seventh in a series of Executive Steering Group (ESG) meetings in Honolulu, Hawaii to plan further defense cooperation.

: Militants storm Raghunath Temple in Jammu killing 12 persons and wounding 50.

: In a speech to the Confederation of Indian Industry, Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill criticizes the Indian economy as “most restrictive” by several “various indices” and said lack of “good governance, corruption, and bribery are widespread, frightening away honest businessmen and investors.”

: The U.S. pledges $120 million over five years to combat HIV/AIDS in India.
Nov. 7, 2002: Alan Larsen, U.S. under secretary for economic, business and agricultural affairs, initiates the U.S.-India economic dialogue on finance, trade, commerce, and energy as well as cooperation in curbing money laundering and combating terror funding.
Nov. 12-13, 2002: The U.S. and India agree to establish a joint “high technology cooperation group” following Under Secretary for Commerce Kenneth I. Juster’s talks in New Delhi.

: U.S. Special Envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad travels to New Delhi for discussions about the situation in Afghanistan.

: Under Secretary for Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky and Foreign Secretary Kanwal Sibal hold the first U.S.-India “global issues forum.”

: Director of State Department’s Policy Planning Staff Richard Haass consults with Indian officials in New Delhi.

: U.S. Ambassador Robert Blackwill delivers a strong critique of India’s economy in a speech to the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

: U.S. and Indian Air Forces hold joint exercise Cope India 02 near Agra.

: India’s CCS decides to pull back troops from positions along the international border with Pakistan.

: State Department spokesman Richard Boucher calls Jammu and Kashmir elections “successful” and “credible,” but characterizes them as “the first step in a broader process” and calls for “an early resumption of diplomatic dialogue [between India and Pakistan] on all outstanding issues…” The statement also “welcome[s] the Indian government’s commitment to begin a dialogue with the people of Jammu and
Kashmir and…hope[s] this dialogue will address improvements in governance
and human rights.”

: India’s Finance Minister Jaswant Singh says that each country has the right to take preemptive action to protect itself.

: U.S. and India conduct the fourth in the “Malabar” series of naval exercises – the previous three were held before U.S. sanctions were imposed on India after its 1998 nuclear tests.

: U.S. and Indian air forces begin two-week exercise code-named Geronimo Thrust in Alaska – their first joint exercise in 40 years.

: U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Non-Proliferation John Wolf and India’s Joint Secretary for Disarmament S.K. Sharma hold talks on nonproliferation in New Delhi. The U.S. “expressed its readiness to broaden relations in civilian space cooperation” and “[t]he two sides also exchanged views on civilian nuclear cooperation. To this end, the two sides identified proposals which could be
operationalized in the near term” according to a joint statement.

: President Bush releases The National Security Strategy of the United States of America in which he calls for a transformation of bilateral relations with India but notes differences over India’s nuclear and missile programs, and the pace of India’s economic reforms.

: Elections take place in Jammu and Kashmir. Over 800 are killed during the period, and overall election turnout is estimated at 44 percent.

: PM Vajpayee visits U.S. for Sept. 11 memorial, the United Nations General Assembly meeting, and consultations with President Bush.

: Secretary of State Powell and Indian Minister of External Affairs Singh meet in Washington to prepare for PM Vajpayee’s upcoming trip to the U.S. Secretary Powell reiterates warning against Pakistan interference in scheduled Jammu and Kashmir elections.

: Indian Navy chief Adm. Madhvendra Singh visits Washington for talks with U.S. officials. He describes U.S.-Indian defense ties as “developing day by day.”

: Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage arrives in India for talks with Indian officials.

: Secretary of State Powell visits India and then Pakistan. In India he says “[w]e look forward to concrete steps by India to foster Kashmiri confidence in the election process. Permitting election observers and freeing political prisoners would be helpful.”

: The Washington Post reports that the State Department opposes the sale by Israel of the Arrow weapon system, which allows Israel to defend against short-range and medium-range ballistic missiles, to India.

: Assistant Secretary of State Rocca says the U.S. does not favor a plebiscite in disputed Kashmir – a position long-held by India. An Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson responds that “The statement from Washington vindicates our stand.”

: U.S. and India hold fifth meeting of the Joint Working Group on Terrorism.

: India’s new foreign secretary Kanwal Sibal, in a speech to the Confederation of Indian Industry, harshly criticizes Washington for exaggerating the threat of nuclear war, issuing travel warnings to India, and rewarding Pakistan despite its sponsorship of terrorism.

: India’s Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) decides to study the possibility of U.S. technical assistance on electronic sensors along Kashmir’s Line of Control (LoC) to monitor cross-border infiltration. The CCS rejects the start of a dialogue with Pakistan on Kashmir until infiltration ceases, and reiterates that foreign troops will not be allowed to patrol the LoC.

: Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in India says that “We feel that there are steps being taken which are constructive and I must say that the leadership here in India has demonstrated their concern and their interest in seeing that things are resolved in an appropriate way.” He also says there is no proof of al-Qaeda presence in Kashmir – rejecting Indian suggestions to the contrary.

: Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, in New Delhi after a visit to Islamabad, says that “President Musharraf clearly told me he is intent on doing everything he can to avoid a war consistent with the honor and dignity of Pakistan…The
commitment to the United States
[emphasis added] of President Musharraf was to end permanently cross-border, cross-LoC [line of control] infiltration.”

: Indian PM Vajpayee, in Almaty, Kazakhstan for the 16-nation Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia, and responding to Washington’s call for de-escalatory steps, says that “[India] have repeatedly said that we are willing to discuss all issues with Pakistan, including Jammu and Kashmir, but for that, cross-border terrorism has to end.”

: National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice says, “We take the assurances and the commitments that President Musharraf made, not just to the President but in an open speech, that they would end activity across the Line of Control from the territory of Pakistan [and] they would deal with the infrastructure of terrorism. We take those quite seriously, expect them to be fulfilled. We expect the Indian Government to recognize that war will help no one here…And we recognize the statesman-like stance that India has taken in recent months, starting with the attack on Indian Parliament.”

: India’s Defense Secretary Yogendra Narain and U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith hold annual Defense Policy Group (DPG) talks aimed at increasing U.S.-India military cooperation. Agreement is reached to conduct a joint study of India’s missile defense needs.

: India, “for the sake of parity of representation,” orders Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi to return to Islamabad.

: Home Minister Advani, speaking in Parliament, expresses “deep disappointment” over what he says is Washington’s “encouragement” to Pakistan by making it a key ally in the international war against terrorism.

: An attack in Kashmir on a bus and Indian army camp kills nearly 40 persons hours after U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Christina Rocca arrives in India.

: U.S. Special Operations Forces and Indian paratroopers hold the largest-ever joint army and air exercises called Balance Iroquois near Agra.

: Assistant Secretary of State Rocca affirms that “non-proliferation remains an important item on our bilateral agenda…”

: India purchases its first major U.S. weapons system in decades when agreement is reached to buy eight AN/TPQ-37 counter-battery artillery radar sets and related equipment valued at $146 million.

: The India-U.S. Joint Working Group on Counterterrorism meets for the fourth time.

: Secretary of State Powell travels to India for discussions with Indian leadership.

: Indian Defense Minister Fernandes meets Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld in Washington and signs a bilateral general security of military information agreement (GSOMIA), paving the way for greater defense and technology cooperation.

: Indian Home Minister L. K. Advani meets President Bush in Washington. He says he has “a measure of assurance” that the American government will stand by its promises to oppose terrorism against India.

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