Washington, August 15
India’s Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu has voiced hope that Indian professionals will proceed to be welcomed in America as their expertise has contributed considerably to the nation’s economic system.
During a digital assembly with Governor of Ohio state Mike DeWine, Sandhu on Friday mentioned numerous vital points, together with the potential collaborations within the sector of upper training and know-how the place the expertise from India can contribute in a big method.
“During the meeting, Sandhu shared that the Indian talent contributes significantly to the US economy and hoped that Indian professionals are continued to be welcomed in the US,” in line with a press release issued by the Indian embassy.
In June, President Donald Trump banned the entry into the US of employees in a number of key non-immigrant visa classes, together with the H-1B till the tip of the 12 months, arguing that they eat into American jobs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Those affected embrace the relations of the H-1B, L-1, and sure classes of J1 visas.
However this week, the Trump Administration introduced sure exemptions in H-1B and L-1 journey ban for these persevering with employment with the identical employer, a transfer that would assist Indian IT professionals and people working within the healthcare sector.
During Sandhu’s assembly with DeWine, the most important matters mentioned have been commerce, funding, and people-to-people ties.
“Their conversation covered the strong trade, investment and people-to-people ties and areas of economic significance common to India and Ohio,” the Indian embassy mentioned within the assertion.
They mentioned the alternatives for collaboration in larger training and tech sectors, the assertion mentioned.
Sandhu and DeWine famous the presence of a dynamic Indian neighborhood of over 100,000, together with professionals and college students, in Ohio.
Both lauded the contribution of Dr Rattan Lal, an Indian-American scientist at Ohio State University, the recipient of the World Food Prize 2020, for his work in growing an environmentally sustainable soil-centric strategy to growing meals manufacturing, the assertion mentioned.
India has a sturdy financial partnership with Ohio. Total merchandise commerce between India and Ohio has grown to USD 2.2 billion (2019). In current years, about USD 50 million value of Indian investments have created over 3,000 jobs in Ohio.
Indian firms like TCS, Tata Steel, Tech Mahindra, Welspun, Wipro and Persistent Systems have a presence in Ohio. Companies from Ohio in sectors equivalent to client items, automotive, and know-how sectors have additionally established a powerful foothold in India, the assertion mentioned. PTI