Tough future for Indian techies? MEA says government is engaging with US over H-1B visa issue

By: | Updated: February 9, 2017 8:00 PM

Maintaining the same stand on the issue of H-1B visas, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday assured that there is a continuous engagement with the members of the United States administration over the same.

“We continue to engage both members of the US administration and US Congress on our concerns pertaining to H-1B and other issues as well. We are also engaging with internal stakeholders in India,” MEA official spokesperson Vikas Swarup told the media. (ANI)“We continue to engage both members of the US administration and US Congress on our concerns pertaining to H-1B and other issues as well. We are also engaging with internal stakeholders in India,” MEA official spokesperson Vikas Swarup told the media. (ANI)

Maintaining the same stand on the issue of H-1B visas, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday assured that there is a continuous engagement with the members of the United States administration over the same. “We continue to engage both members of the US administration and US Congress on our concerns pertaining to H-1B and other issues as well. We are also engaging with internal stakeholders in India,” MEA official spokesperson Vikas Swarup told the media.

Das said that so far India is not impacted by it despite apprehensions expressed in some quarters. “H1B visa issue which is something that is still playing out…we have to really wait and watch. The government is interacting with the industry. So far as India is concerned, India has not been impacted so far. There are apprehensions being expressed in various quarters,” Das said.

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“There would be engagement between Government of India and United States, we need to talk to them, we need to resolve issues. So far nothing has happened that really has affected us. In any case the government is in constant touch with the industry, whatever steps have to be taken, the government will take up these matters with the government of United States,” he said.

Observing that there is global uncertainty but indications are that growth will pick up going forward.

(With agency inputs)

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