NEW DELHI :
India is consistently urging the US to permit expert Indian staff to remain on, as they had been engaged within the battle in opposition to covid-19 in varied fields, together with drugs, and creating options for companies preventing the epidemic, overseas secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla mentioned on Wednesday.
Addressing the Nationwide Affiliation of Software program and Service Corporations (Nasscom) in Delhi, Shringla mentioned PM Narendra Modi had mentioned the issue of H-1B visas (non-immigrant visas that enable US companies to make use of overseas staff in speciality jobs reminiscent of IT professionals), which the US plans to limit.
The talks occurred throughout US President Donald Trump’s go to to India. “In our engagements, we’ve got emphasised that this has been a mutually useful partnership which ought to be nurtured. The prime minister had additionally underlined that ‘the most important foundations of this special friendship between India and America are our people-to-people relations. Be it professionals or students, the Indian diaspora has been the biggest contributor to this in the US’,” Shringla mentioned.