India - Partner In Growth
Greetings from the Embassy of India in Washington D.C.!
Welcome to the  August 30, 2018, edition of our weekly newsletter, bringing you important policy and high-impact news about India.
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-- Shambhu Hakki, First Secretary, Press, Information and Culture

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U.S. Calls India 'All-Weather Partner' Ahead of 2+2 Dialogue
Describing India as an "all-weather partner," the U.S. has said the upcoming 2+2 dialogue with the country is an important opportunity to enhance engagement on a range of diplomatic and security issues and discuss how to operationalize India's status as a major defense partner. U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will travel to New Delhi in September for the 2+2 dialogue.

FM Jaitley: India Has Achieved Financial Inclusiveness Faster than any Other Country

"No doubt we will continue to retain sweet spot of fastest-growing economy," said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, speaking to a bankers' conference. "Macroeconomic fundamentals are strong. Our challenges are really external."