Locke leads trade delegation to India
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke will lead a trade delegation of 24 U.S. companies to India on Feb. 6-11.
The delegation, which also includes senior officials from the Export-Import Bank and the Trade Development Agency, will make stops in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, where Locke will highlight export opportunities for U.S. businesses in the advanced industrial sectors of civil-nuclear trade, defense and security, civil aviation, and information and communication technologies.
Locke accompanied President Obama to India in November, where they witnessed more than $10 billion in business deals between U.S. companies and Indian private sector and government entities, supporting 50,000 American jobs.
'The business leaders joining me on this mission see the great potential to sell their goods and services to India, helping drive innovation and create jobs in both countries,' Locke said in a statement.