Lauding India’s recently announced visa-on-arrival program, she said this decision along with US Global Entry program will help enhance the way real-time business will be conducted between the nations. She said certain policies in India are “discouraging investment into India, inhibiting innovation and holding India back from developing the world-class manufacturing sector it needs to compete and generate jobs for the millions of Indian youth entering the job market”.Biswal said that the US “New Silk Road” program in Asia aims at reducing trade barriers to support international development and cross-border projects.
“We are focusing our efforts in creating a regional energy marking linking Central and South Asia; promoting trade and transport routes; improving customs and borders; and linking businesses and people,” she said. Biswal said that Afghanistan and its neighbors were championing the New Silk Road vision, creating new North-South transit and trade routes that complement vibrant East-West connections across Eurasia. (PTI)