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Mike Pompeo promises better relations with India, but plays down trade spat

trade disputes have led to higher tariffs by the two countries and created unease over the depth of their security alliance


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought to reduce heightened trade tension with India on Wednesday, promising a renewed focus on negotiating better ties, but giving few specifics of how they would overcome disputes over trade and investment. Pompeo’s India visit comes as the two countries grapple with issues ranging from access to Indian markets for American firms to New Delhi’s demand for foreign companies to store Indian data in the country, and exports of steel and aluminium to the US The two nations are “friends who can help each other all around the ...

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First Published: Thu, June 27 2019. 08:40 IST