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US business community recognises the importance of relationship with India, says US chamber of commerce

Updated : September 06, 2018 06:25:28 IST

The US-India Business Council (USIBC) commenced its two-day conference on the eve of the maiden 2+2 India-US dialogue in New Delhi.

The conference is aimed at showcasing the positive impact of the US-India relationship and the opportunities that lie ahead for the two nations.

The business community in the United States recognises the importance of the relationship with India, said Thomas Donahue, president and CEO of the US chamber of commerce.

The commercial partnership between the two nations is taking off like never before, he said, adding that the aim is to reach $500 billion, in two-way trade.

Vishnu Prakash, former diplomat and former MEA spokesperson, Aman Thakker, research associate at Centre for Strategic and International Studies and Shailesh Kumar director for Asia, Eurasia Group shared their views and outlook.

There has been a lot done on behalf of the US for India that the US has not done for any of other countries and India is a near ally of the US, Kumar said.

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