India, US discuss visa facilitation for students, professionals

NEW DELHI: After the Trump administration asked foreign students to leave the US if their universities hold online classes, India and the US on Monday discussed ways to further enhance mutually beneficial trade and people-to-people ties, including through visa facilitation for students and professionals.

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale held virtual Foreign Office Consultations on Tuesday and reviewed the entire gamut of engagements under the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership, including political, economic, commercial, regional and international cooperation. (AGENCIES)