The United States is planning to open two consulates in Bengaluru and Ahmedabad, while India plans to establish consulates in Seattle to strengthen ties with the United States.
According to reports, the United States granted 125,000 visas to Indian students last year. With only a 20% increase from last year, Indian students are on their way to becoming the largest international student community in the United States. The claim was made as US President Joe Biden welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House on Thursday in a bid to strengthen ties between the US and India and oppose the dominance of China through a series of defence and economic agreements.
The US President accepts that the two countries must cooperate and jointly lead the possibilities and difficulties that are adamant in the 21st century. After the difficult relationship between the US and China, PM Narendra Modi is on track to create a global impact that India can serve since it is the world’s most populous nation with 1.4 billion people.
In the later stages of this year, the US Department of State is going to begin a pilot programme to decide on local renewals of petition-based temporary work visas. Even Indian citizens who are looking forward to expanding their network can be part of this programme.
India currently maintains five consulates in the US, including New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, and Atlanta. The US embassy in New Delhi is one of the largest US diplomatic missions abroad.
The US embassy manages the operation in four consulates in India, currently including Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Chennai, to maintain connections.