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Greetings from the Embassy of India in Washington D.C.!
Welcome to the July 13, 2018, edition of our weekly newsletter, bringing you important policy and high-impact news about India.
I hope you find it useful.
-- Shambhu Hakki, First Secretary, Press, Information and Culture

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U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis Assures Indian Defense Minister Sitharaman

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis has written to Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman assuring her that Washington's decision to postpone the 2+2 dialogue is not aimed at signaling a lower priority to the Indo-U.S. relationship. 

India OKs Net Neutrality Rules

Internet access in India will remain unfettered with the Government accepting the telecom regulator's recommendations to introduce one of the strongest net neutrality protections in the world, a move that will help consumers and startups.

Govt. Sets Up Separate Wing to Monitor E-commerce FDI

In the middle of ongoing discussions on the rollout of an e-commerce policy, Government officials have proposed to create a special group to keep a check on any violation of its foreign direct investment (FDI) policy by online retail platforms.

Digital India: 2021 Census Data to be Stored Electronically