Chronology from Jan 2023 to May 2023

: 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.

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