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Press Release - Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu discusses trade & investment with Governor of Ohio Mike DeWine

14 August 2020

Ambassador of India to the United States, Taranjit Singh Sandhu had a productive discussion with Governor of Ohio, Mike DeWine on the multi-faceted India-Ohio relationship. Their conversation covered the strong trade, investment, and people-to-people ties and areas of economic significance common to India and Ohio. They discussed the opportunities for collaboration in higher education and tech sectors.

Ambassador Sandhu and Governor DeWine noted the presence of a dynamic Indian community of over 100,000, including professionals and students, in Ohio. Ambassador shared that Indian talent contributes significantly to the US economy, and hoped that Indian professionals are continued to be welcomed in the United States. Both lauded the contribution of Dr.. Rattan Lal, an Indian-American scientist at Ohio State University, the recipient of the World Food Prize 2020, for his work in developing environmentally sustainable soil-centric approach to increasing food production.

India has a robust economic partnership with Ohio. Total merchandise trade between India and Ohio has grown to US$ 2.2 billion (2019). In recent years, about US$ 50 million worth of Indian investments have created over 3000 jobs in Ohio. Indian companies like TCS, Tata Steel, Tech Mahindra, Welspun, Wipro and Persistent Systems have a presence in Ohio. Companies from Ohio in sectors such as consumer goods, automotive, and technology sectors have also established a strong foothold in India.

Ambassador Sandhu and Governor DeWine reaffirmed their commitment to working towards enhancing India-Ohio cooperation.