"The India-U.S. relationship has unprecedented momentum today," Panda told Indian media here. "The focus of this delegation is to identify ways to strengthen relations across a range of economic and political areas." It would also look for innovative solutions and ideas for India's sustainable development agenda, he added. Harshavardhan Neotia,President Elect, FICCI said: "Taking commercial relations to the next level will require a continuous dialogue to address issues of concern to either side related to trade barriers, intellectual property rights, market access and standards."
A Didar Singh, Secretary General, FICCI said: "From a trade relationship being called 'flat as chapati', bilateral trade has reached $ 100 billion. There is a promise that this will reach $ 500 billion in the next few years." A strong intent to tailor the relationship to harness political synergies and optimise economic complementarities, bilaterally, regionally and globally, permeates India's approach to its ties with the U.S., he said. The India-U.S. Forum of Parliamentarians (IUFP) was launched on March 27, 2002. It's one of the 15 parliamentary forums created for meaningful engagement with parliamentarians across the world.