US Vice-President Joe Biden, who is on a four day visit to India starting from today, called on Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj.
After the meeting with Biden, Swaraj tweeted that she raised the issues of Totalization Agreement and the H1B Visa to Indian professionals. US has entered into Totalization Agreement with many countries to avoid double taxation of income with respect to social security taxes.
India and US are negotiating the Totalization Agreement since a long time which holds the potential to benefit NRIs who are working in the US and paying social security taxes.
Biden also met his Indian counterpart Hamid Ali Ansari earlier in the day. He is also slated to meet President Pranab Mukherjee and PM Manmohan Singh during his visit.
Amongst other issues, I raised the issue of Totalization agreement and H1B Visa to Indian professionals.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwarajbjp) July 23, 2013
I had a very good meeting with Mr Joe Biden Vice President United States of America this afternoon.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwarajbjp) July 23, 2013