Past Events

Interaction with Senator Cornyn and U.S. Congressional Delegation – 13 November 2021

On November 13th, senior AMCHAM members in defense, healthcare and tech sectors met with a high power U.S. Congressional Delegation led by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Senate India Caucus. Other members of the U.S. government delegation included Senator Michael Crapo (R-ID), Senator Michael Lee (R-UT), Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Representative Tony Gonzales (R-TX-23) and Representative Jake Ellzey (R-TX-6). Other important staffers from the Senators’ offices and Senate liaisons were present. AMCHAM members briefed the delegation on the ground reality of U.S. companies in India accentuating and advancing on positive aspects of the U.S.-India strategic bilateral relationship and also briefly highlighted the challenges and issues while seeking support from the U.S. government in highlighting the same with their counterparts in the Indian government. Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General CEO, AMCHAM welcomed the delegation and invited members to share their sectors briefings. Mr. Salil Gupte, Chairman, AMCHAM and President, Boeing India and Mr. William Blair, Chairman – Defense Committee, AMCHAM and Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin India shared the defense sector overview while seeking support on the impending CAATSA sanctions looming over India. Mr. Atul Dhawan, Honorary Treasurer and Secretary, AMCHAM and Chairman, Deloitte India gave a complete overview of U.S. industry in India. Other members discussed their sectoral issues in healthcare and tech. Senator Cornyn and delegates debriefed the team about their past Indian government engagements with assurance of taking up the challenges highlighted to them with their counterparts at the upcoming G2G meetings.