Relations at a Glance

India and the United States – Relations at a Glance

Establishment of Relations 1947
Brief History  India-U.S. bilateral relations have developed into a “global strategic partnership” post 2000 inking of the Next Steps in Strategic Partnership (NSSP). The relations are based on shared democratic values and increasing convergence of interests on bilateral, regional and global issues. Today, the India-U.S. bilateral cooperation is broad-based and multi-sectoral, covering trade and investment, defence and security, education, science and technology, cyber security, high-technology, civil nuclear energy, space technology and applications, clean energy, environment, agriculture and health. Vibrant people-to-people interaction and support across the political spectrum in both countries nurture our bilateral relationship.
Key Visits to the United States  (President, VP, PM) Prime Minister’s Visits: 25–26 June 2017

6–8 June 2016

31 March–1 April 2016

24–30 September 2015

26–30 September 2014

 VP’s Visits:

8-9 September 2018

Key Visit’s to India President’s Visits:25th to 26th January 2015
Main Treaties and Agreements and Dialogues Total Number since 2014 – 4
MOUs Total Number since 2014 – 3
Working Groups Total Number since 2014 – 14
Bilateral Trade – Last Three years Total Trade:

1.2017-18: 74,489.51 USD Million

India Trade Surplus: 21,267.44 USD Million

2.2016-17: 64,519.71 USD Million

India Trade Surplus: 19,904.83 USD Million

3.2015-16: 62,117.39 USD Million

India Trade Surplus: 18,554.62 USD Million

Major Exports (2017-18):

1.     Precious metal and stone (Diamonds

2.     Pharmaceutical Products

3.     Mineral Fuels

4.     Fish

5.   Articles of Clothing

Major Imports (2017-18):

1.     Nuclear Reactors

2.     Mineral Fuels

3.     Precious metals and stones

4.     Aircrafts, Spacecrafts and parts thereof

5.   Electrical Machinery

Key Officials Minister of External Affairs India –Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

Secretary of State/Foreign Affairs Adviser US – Michael Pompeo

Minister of State for External Affairs India – Shri V. Muraleedharan

Foreign Secretary India – Vijay Keshav Gokhale

Ambassador – India to US – H. E. Ambassador Navtej Sarna

Ambassador – US to India – Kenneth I. Juster



  1. Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
  2. Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.