The focus of U.S. President Barak Obama's engagement with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be on energy, nuclear and renewable; health care, high technology, education and infrastructure, said Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director-General for the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service in the Department of Commerce Suresh Kumar.
Talking to The Hindu on the eve of President Obama's visit, he said India-U.S. ties were on a high and a large number of issues of mutual interest would come up for discussion.
The issue of high technology the U.S. can provide in various fields, tie-ups in nuclear, solar, biomass and wind energy; health care including high-level discussions on biotech industry and high technology; major partnership in airport, road and highway projects, and home loan security were likely to figure in trade and bilateral talks, Mr. Kumar said.
“The U.S. companies are very keen on partnering with Indian companies, private as well as public sector, in providing technological as well as services and products back-up in sectors like energy and infrastructure to ensure that Indian economy keeps up the present pace.”
Mr. Kumar said that last year exports from the U.S. to India amounted to $16 billion and those from India stood at $21 billion.
“We aim to double the exports at the global level under the plan announced by President Obama. For India, our target is to triple the exports.”