Different dimensions of Indo-United States (US) relationship in the changing times of international economy and politics were discussed at the two-day national seminar on ‘Indo-US relations in 21st century’, that was inaugurated on Berhampur University campus on Saturday.

This national seminar sponsored by the University Grants Commission (UGC) had been organised by the post graduate department of political science of the university. More than 70 delegates from different parts of the country participated in this national seminar.

The inaugural session of the seminar was presided over by the Vice-Chancellor of Berhampur University, J. K. Mohapatra. Former V-C of Berhampur University, J.K. Baral, William H. Avery, a former Diplomat of US, K.M. Reddy and former president of Indian Political Science Association, were guests at the inaugural session.

In his welcome address the V-C, Prof. Mohapatra highlighted different emerging issues on which both countries shared similar views, such as issues related to climatic changes and rising threat of terrorism. In his keynote address, Mr. Avery spoke on common values and interests of United States and India. Prof. Baral andProf. Reddyalso addressed the gathering.