H-1B visa, terrorism, trade likely on the agenda of the Indo-US ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump will meet for the first time on June 26 amid the Indian leader’s two-day visit to the United States, with their exchanges anticipated that would set the agenda for strengthening the bilateral strategic partnership.

“Their exchanges will give another direction to further bilateral engagement on issues of common interest and solidification of multi-dimensional key partnership amongst India and the US,” the Indian external affairs service said in an announcement on Monday.

The White House said the leaders can be expected to set forward a “common vision” for growing the US-India “partnership” in an “aspiring and commendable way”.

President Trump anticipates “propelling our common needs — combating terrorism, advancing economic development and changes and growing security cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region”, White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters.

Terrorism is required to figure altogether on the agenda of both nations, as indicated by authorities and experts. The issue of America’s H-1B visas for very skilled foreigners could be next for India, and trade for the US.

The US has developed as a top arms provider to India and the two sides will be hoping to advance with arrangements, for example, unarmed drones that India needs for its naval force;

The two leaders, who have talked three times on phone since Trump’s election last November, will utilize the meeting to strike an individual like-mindedness for future. Their authorities have met and interfaced over phone multiple circumstances.

The US withdrawal from the Paris climate accord and Trump’s harsh comments could come up; however Indian authorities have said that climate change was never going to figure unmistakably in dialogs with this White House, knowing where it remains on the issue.

Monday’s declaration closes speculation about the planning of Modi’s visit, which had been known for some time yet had remained authoritatively unverified and unannounced by both sides for a curiously extended timeframe.

New Delhi has demonstrated in news reports in the run up to the declaration it would examine terrorism as it has in all cooperation with the Trump administration, including amid National Security Adviser HR McMaster’s current visit to India.

Additionally anticipated that would be raised by India will be H-1B visas for exceedingly skilled foreigners that US organizations are permitted to procure abroad and at home, which have gone under investigation by the Trump administration, with Indian IT firms in the line of sight.

The Trump administration has changed a few guidelines to reclassify “specialty occupations “, increasing present expectations for those fitting the bill for H-1B high-skilled jobs, suspended premium preparing of utilizations, and issued notices against misuse.

Through an official request, Trump has looked for a complete survey of the visa framework to ensure it is utilized to procure “most-skilled and most generously compensated candidates” and did not cause the loss of jobs for Americans.

To fight off further consideration and reformatory measures, Indian IT organizations have reported arrangements to essentially increase hiring of locals. Infosys, for example, is building a tech center point in Indianapolis that will make 2,000 jobs.

Mr. Trump and Mr. Modi have a critical cover of perspectives on ‘Islamist terrorism’ are expected to explore close cooperation on Afghanistan and ISIS, sources said. In any case, the bigger concerns will be over business ties, where Mr. Trump’s declared motto of “America First” could conflict with PM Modi’s “Make in India” extend, as both leaders are entrusted with making more jobs in their own nations.

The fight against terrorism, which has been high on Trump’s agenda, will be on the table from the US side also, proceeding with the exchanges with McMaster in New Delhi, in connection to Afghanistan and the Islamic State.

But, bilateral trade could find a noticeable place on Trump’s schedule, similarly if not more. The US trade deficiency with India is among those Trump has entrusted the US commerce department to research and recommend correctives.