US Visa streamlining has been called for by a US offical.
25 June 2010
US Visa streamlining needed to boost American ties with India, says official
US Visa procedure needed to be streamlined to improve co-operation between American and India, a senior American official said at a US-Indian meeting in Washington yesterday.
Dr John P Holdren, Advisor to the US President on Science and Technology said there had been considerable achievements made to streamlining US Visa processes under the Obama administration but more needed to be done.
"Visas have been an appallingly pervasive problem in science and technology cooperation," he said.
The two-day meeting is the first Indo-US Joint Commission on Science and Technology where Indian and American scientists and officials will brainstorm potential areas of collaboration and how to address the major challenges.
Science and technology plays a key role in addressing the challenges being faced by both India and the US, Dr Holdren said.