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India discusses visa, IPR issues with US lawmakers

NEW DELHI: India today discussed several issues, including proposed restrictions on American work visa and intellectual property rights (IPRs), with the visiting US lawmakers.

These issues were deliberated upon during a 45-minute long meeting between Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and the eight-member US delegation here.

While India raised its concerns regarding H-1B visa restrictions, which will have adverse bearing on the Indian IT industry, the US side flagged the IPR and copyright related matters, sources said.

Besides, both sides also discussed market access of certain agricultural products.

The US delegation was led by Bob Goodlatte, chairman, Judiciary committee, House of Representatives. He is also scheduled to meet IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. (AGENCIES)



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