Within 50 days, the Joe Biden government in the US will start functioning fully. India’s eyes will be on Biden and Team and what their opinion is on some important issues that will determine the relationship between the two countries. Relations between the two countries have been volatile during Trump’s rule. Be very favorable on some issues and vice versa on some issues. Know five such issues, on which the government of Biden government would like to know as soon as possible.
How will the trade deal proceed?
After Biden took over, India’s first and foremost challenge will be to finalize the trade deal between the two countries which has been stuck due to deadlock over some issues for the last two years. India’s sternness is being cited as the main reason behind the hanging of the much-awaited trade deal between the two countries.
India has consistently said that it will first look into the needs of its people, while the United States has been pressuring India to relax them. The United States is asking for more discounts on certain products that include medical devices. Trump deferred the tariff issue. Now that the negotiations will be renewed, the challenge will be to finalize the deal with the Biden administration.
How soft and how hot on an H-1 visa
The H-1 visa deadlock has been a major issue between India and the US in recent years. The Trump administration did many strictures in this matter. Many such laws are still in effect which is not favorable to the interest of Indians. India has also consistently objected to the US government in this matter. Biden had indicated during his election campaign that he would be soft on the matter. According to sources, after Biden took over, this is the most initiative to be raised.
Stance on Pakistan-Kashmir
How will the new president of America stand on Pakistan and Kashmir, this will also be important for India’s diplomacy. Both Obama and Trump have so far agreed with India’s stand. But until now, Biden’s stand on this matter has not been clear. He was also seen balancing many times. What the Biden administration’s stand will be on these two matters will play an important role in taking forward the relationship between the two countries.