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U.S. Secretary Mike Pompeo's India visit to clear path for Modi-Trump meet

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit next week would give a boost to the commitment between the political leaderships of India and the U.S., the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday.
During his June 25-27 visit, Mr. Pompeo is expected to convey a noteworthy open address, addressing the next age of Indian youth and discuss precarious issues like H1B visas for IT workers and Indian plans for information localization.

Officials engaged with getting ready for Mr. Pompeo's visit said that the Secretary of State and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar would basically focus on preparations for the Trump-Modi meeting expected on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka on June 28-29.

Mr. Modi and Mr. Trump are also expected to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for an India-U,S,- Japan trilateral to discuss Indo-Pacific strategy.

Officials said that troublesome issues on exchange, 5G telecommunications and India's arranged purchase of the Russian S-400 enemy of missile systems would, be that as it may, take up a decent lot of time during the discussions.

Aside from U.S. concerns on information localisation and a possible compensation with H1-B visas, Mr. Pompeo is expected to clarify that if India goes ahead with the S-400 arrangement, it would be hard for Washington to offer high innovation equipment like F-35 battle flying machine.

"There will be sure issues that will be on the table at all points of time," said the official spokesperson of the MEA. "General way of the relationship remains positive," he included, featuring the way that respective exchange had become throughout the years to about $150 billion. The authority kept up that the U.S. had not authoritatively educated India about any plans in connection to H1B visas for IT professionals.

The Iran sanctions are expected to be taken up during the Trump-Modi two-sided, and India's concerns on vitality security would be discussed during Mr. Pompeo's visit, said officials.

Mr. Pompeo and Mr. Jaishankar would also set the course for future engagements. The two governments are investigating the possibility of another gathering between Mr. Trump and Mr. Modi at the UN General Assembly in September this year, and Mr. Jaishankar and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will make a beeline for Washington for the yearly 2+2 summit around the same time. Officials would not affirm whether India had emphasized its welcome to President Trump to go to as Chief Guest at the Republic Day march in 2020, yet said they anticipate that a Presidential visit should Delhi at "some point in the next couple of years".

With respect to. concerns about Chinese telecom organization Huawei's cooperation in the 5G take off in India, an authority said that interior discussions were as of now on, focusing on the financial and security aspects. "Such discussions usually don't finish up right away. At long last we should see which of the two components — security and financial — will turn into the main consideration in choosing the case of Huawei," the authority included.

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