The intensity of efforts by legislators and other top governmental leaders in building ties between India and United States is unprecedented. For example, Senator Chris Dodd, recently met with the Indian Prime Minister, in New Delhi to discuss the roles both nations play in the current global economic landscape.
Dodd is chair for the powerful Senate Banking Committee, and a senior member of the Foreign Relations Committee. He is also co-chair for the all-important US Senate India Caucus.
In addition to the visit, the groundwork for President Obama’s forthcoming trip included a meeting of top CEOs from U.S. and India companies discussing ways to increase trade opportunities between both countries. This is the time for organizations in the U.S. to actively pursue business expansions in India.
The Senator’s visit was followed by a meeting between India National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon and his U.S. counterpart Jim Jones, a retired United States Marine Corps general, recognized expert on foreign policy and international security issues.
According to statements released by the U.S. government, “The two sides reviewed the status of the strategic partnership between India and the US and discussed preparations for the state visit of President Barack Obama to India later this year. ”
American executives should seize these new opportunities opening up as a result of political acceleration.