Indian Consulate of New York visits Vermont for business discussions, also holds Consular Camp

India’s Consul General in New York Randhir Jaiswal, meeting officials and academics at the University of Vermont during a two-day visit Dec. 9 and 10, 2021. (Photo: Consulate of India, NY)

The Consul General of India in New York Randhir Jaiswal, together with Vipul Dev, consul at CGNY and Navin Pathak, COO at Entry India, made a 2-day visit, Dec 9-10th, to the north-eastern State of Vermont, U.S., to discuss the business opportunities between India and Vermont, a press release from the Consulate said.

The Consulate also conducted a Consular Camp at Vermont December 11, 2021, jointly with Vermont Mandir & Cultural Centre (VMCC). The Camp is part of the “Consulate @ Your Doorstep” initiative, a community press release said.

In the official visit, sectors discussed in the talks included Aerospace & Civil Aviation, Value-Added Food Production, Advanced Manufacturing (semiconductor, precision machining), Medical Device, Education, Software Development and Information Technology.

India’s Consul General in New York Randhir Jaiswal, and Navin Pathak, COO of Entry India, meeting officials at the Center for Emerging Technology in Vermont, during two-day visit Dec. 9 and 10, 2021. (Photo: Consulate of India, NY)

In his discussions with the officials from the State of Vermont, the Consul General stressed upon the natural resonance in the US-India relationship. He talked about the following areas of interest in which India is focused on it’s relationship with the U.S. viz. defense and security, health partnership, renewable energy partnership, knowledge partnership, and education: student exchange, research, university to university collaboration.

The discussions at Vermont Center for Emerging Technology (VCET) focused on the ways in which the startups from both US and India can connect, share their experiences and use each others’ network to expand their market reach in the two countries.

At the University of Vermont, CG  talked about the recent developments in India’s education sector in which the Govt. of India has for the 1st time allowed foreign Universities to open their campuses in India. He talked about the news policies that allow and recognize dual degrees, joint programs, joint degrees and movement of credits between universities in India and the US.

India’s Consul General in New York Randhir Jaiswal, and Navin Pathak, COO of Entry India, meeting Vermonth’s trade and commerce officials during two-day visit Dec. 9 and 10, 2021. (Photo: Consulate of India, NY)

Officials who met the Consular delegation from the State of Vermont included Tim Tierney, director of International Trade and Business Recruitment; Lindsey Kurrle, secretary at the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development; Anson Tebbets, secretary of Agriculture, Food and Market;Chris Carrigan, vice president of Business Development at the Vermont Chamber of Commerce; David Bradbury, Director at (VCET); University of Vermont’s team that included – Kirk Dombrowski, Ph.D. Vice President for Research; Linda S. Schadler, Dean of the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences; and Christopher Koliba, Director of Office of Engagement, the Consulate press release said.


For holding the Consular Camp, community members expressed appreciation, as well as gratitude for the opportunity to interact directly with the Consulate officers and get answers to their queries. They also said that the Consular camp saved 12 hours of road journey they would have to undertake otherwise to avail these services, the community press release said.



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