Mike Pompeo arrives in New Delhi on Tuesday

Mike Pompeo arrives in New Delhi on Tuesday

Agency News

Washington, Jun 22 : US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will arrive in New Delhi on Tuesday for talks that are aimed at laying the ground for a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi later in the week at a G20 meeting in Japan.

According to the reports here, Pompeo will seek to further strengthen strategic ties with India during the visit despite increasing frictions over trade, data flows and arms from Russia, officials said.

India is embroiled in disputes with the United States over tariffs, Indian price caps on imported medical devices, most from the United States, and Indian rules on e-commerce that impose conditions on the operations of major U.S. companies such as Amazon and Walmart.

Another issue that has alarmed India is the possibility of U.S. restrictions on work visas for Indian professionals in retaliation for India's insistence on local data storage by big foreign firms, even though the State Department said on Thursday it had no such plan.