Meeting with Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs, Ms. Tina Kaidanow 31st August 2016
Meeting with Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs, Ms. Tina Kaidanow – 31st August 2016
The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs, Tina Kaidanow, met with key AMCHAM defense industry leaders on 31st August in New Delhi. Members discussed the revised Indian Defense Procurement Policy (DPP), issues on offsets and FDI policy, licensing issues and the challenges working in India. The PDAS was also informed of the recommendations that AMCHAM recently made to the ministry on defense aspects, including the DPP.
Meeting with U.S. Secretary of Air Force, Ms.Deborah Lee James – 26th August 2016
AMCHAM Defense Committee members met with the Hon’ble Deborah Lee James, Secretary, U.S. Air Force, on 26th August in New Delhi. The Secretary mentioned that the U.S. Air Force was optimistic about the future of co-developing and co-producing defence systems with India and excited about their part of the Defence Technology Trade Initiative (DTTI). The interaction was very timely as she met with Secretary of the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, Government of India, Mr. Ashok Kumar Gupta, immediately after this meeting and mentioned she would carry information from the interaction. She was accompanied by Heidi Grant, Deputy Under Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, International Affairs.
Meeting with Mr. Deepak Bagla, Managing Director & CEO, Invest India – 26th August 2016
Mr. Pratyush Kumar, Chairman, AMCHAM India and President, Boeing India and Ms. Madhvi Kataria, Deputy Executive Director, AMCHAM, met with Mr. Deepak Bagla, Managing Director & CEO, Invest India, on 26th August 2016, in his office, to discuss how AMCHAM and Invest India could work together to resolve issues faced by American companies doing business in India as well as to jointly organize programs to increase business relations between the two countries.
Aviation Committee Meeting – 22nd August 2016
AMCHAM’s Aviation Committee met to discuss points that could be submitted to the ministry on the NCAP 2016. Since the topics require immense time and discussion, the committee decided to conduct a day long workshop at the UTC office. It would be beneficial to create working groups and brainstorm to develop recommendations for submission. An opportunity for an upcoming meeting with the policy officers of the Haryana government was also confirmed for the end of August
Meeting with Mr. Munu Mahawar, Joint Secretary (Americas), Ministry of External Affairs 18th August 2016
Meeting with Mr. Munu Mahawar, Joint Secretary (Americas), Ministry of External Affairs – 18th August 2016
Mr. Pratyush Kumar, Chairman, AMCHAM and President, Boeing India, and Ms. Madhvi Kataria, Deputy Executive Director, AMCHAM, called on Mr. Munu Mahawar, Joint Secretary (Americas), Ministry of External Affairs, on 18th August 2016 in his office and discussed U.S.-India relations ahead of the U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue to be held on 30th and 31st August in New Delhi.