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Mon, 06 Nov 2017
  Juster instrumental in the transformation of US-India relations   The Senate on Tuesday, unanimously confirmed Kenneth I. Juster as the next ambassador to India. Juster will succeed Indian American Richard Verma, President Obama’s nominee, who was asked to step down before President Donald Trump’s inauguration, leaving the post unfilled for almost a year. An expert on India, Juster is credited with playing a crucial role in the US-India nuclear pact. Till recently Juster served as t ...
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Wed, 27 Sep 2017
India-US defense cooperation to get boost   Washington, DC: Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived Monday night, on a three day visit to India, the first cabinet level under the Trump Administration. Secretary Mattis will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday, with the goal of strengthening the pace of US-India defense cooperation and India’s role in peace and security in the Asia Pacific region. The bilateral defense deals will discus ...
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Thu, 21 Sep 2017
  Singh to head Pain Management Task Force   Washington, DC: Stanford anesthesiologist Vanila Singh has been named Chief Medical Officer for the office of the Assistant Secretary of Health at the Department of Health and Human Services.  Health Secretary Tom Price, who appointed Singh, congratulated the Stanford anesthesiologist on her new role via twitter Aug. 25.  Vanila Singh will serve as the primary medical advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health on the development and implem ...
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017
  Reception focusses on trade and investment opportunities   Washington, DC: USINPAC hosted a dinner reception for a delegation of youth political leaders from India this week. The upcoming young politicians are here to learn US best practices in political and civic engagements, building political cadres and the role of media in governance. During their visit, the delegation will meet US lawmakers and discuss strategies for developing political organizations, through leadership training, ...
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Mon, 18 Sep 2017
  Indian American Congressman Krishnamoorthi to lead the one on economy    Washington, DC: With an eye on winning back the majority, Chairman Joe Crowley of the Democratic Caucus announced Thursday, several task forces to work on legislative proposals, that would set the template for a ‘Better Deal’ for the party. The task forces will propose actual legislation, setting a positive working agenda for House and Senate Democrats.  Younger and mid-level democrats with fresh ideas found ...
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Thu, 14 Sep 2017
  Indian American Raj Shah to be Principal Deputy Press Secretary   Washington, DC: The Office of the Press Secretary at the White House announced Tuesday, that Raj Shah, will serve as Deputy Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy Press Secretary. Other new hires include, Hope Hicks as Communications Director, Mercedes Schlapp as Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications and Steven Cheung as Director of Strategic Response. Raj Shah has formerly served as Deputy Assistant to the ...
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Fri, 08 Sep 2017
  Policy expert Manisha Singh had also worked under President Bush   Washington, DC: The White House announced Sep 7th, President Trump’s intent to nominate Indian American Manisha Singh of Florida as Assistant Secretary of State, Economic and Business Affairs. When confirmed by the US Senate, Singh will succeed Charles Rivkin, who had resigned following Trump’s swearing-in as the 45th President of the United States. Ms. Singh is Chief Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor to U.S. Senato ...
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Wed, 06 Sep 2017
  India expert Kenneth Juster nominated to be next envoy to India   Washington, DC: The White House on Friday announced Kenneth I. Juster, one of the foremost expert on India-US trade relations as the next ambassador to India. Preferred by New Delhi and vetted by the Trump Administration, Ken Juster is credited with playing a crucial role in the US-India nuclear pact. Till recently Juster served as the deputy assistant to the president for International Economic Affairs, coordinating inter ...
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Sat, 26 Aug 2017
India to increase sphere of influence in the region   Washington, DC: Earlier this week, President Trump announced a comprehensive review of the US South Asia policy in Afghanistan and the region. Calling out Pakistan’s duplicitous role in harboring agents of terror and violence on its soil, Trump called for further developing strategic partnership with India, ‘the world's largest democracy and a key security and economic partner of the United States.’ Noting that billions of dollars ...
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Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Explore ventures on developing livable and resilient smart cities   Washington, DC: This week, USINPAC hosted a business meeting at Center for Innovative Technology for visiting smart-city planners from India. The meeting was co-hosted by Smart City works, first of its kind business actuator and a premier business accelerator with a focus on the built environment aiming to dramatically change the way we design, build, and operate civil infrastructure. The meeting reviewed how communities, ...
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