Policy Forum has not met in three years.
"The last time it was to meet was in January 2012. The Indian side wanted to bring up some unpleasant issues, such as immigration, outsourcing, unpleasant from the US political perspective. And what happened, it was postponed again. It still hasn't met," he said, blaming the US Trade Representatives for this.
Referring to the recent efforts led by National Association of Manufacturers to create a coalition against New Delhi in which some 170 members of the Congress and 40 Senators have written letters against Indian policies, Vickery warned the American industry that India has never responded to ganging up efforts and it never will.
He called for making economic engagement equal to the political and strategic rhetoric.