US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met captains of Indian industry including Managing Director of Kotak Mahindra Bank, Uday Kotak, Chairman of Mahindra Group Anand Mahindra and Chairman of the Tata Group, Ratan Tata, during his two-day visit to India on Wednesday. Taking to Twitter, the US Secretary of States shared pictures of the meeting and said that he was glad to share his thoughts on US-India relations with the Indian business leaders.
He further said that the US is India's best trading partner and top market for exports.
Responding to Mike Pompeo's tweet, Anand Mahindra took to Twitter and said that it was "great pleasure" meeting him. He further shared a phrase used by Pompeo on which he said India "can hang its hats on": Our (India-US) relationship is based on Values".
Uday Kotak, who heads the industry lobby CII, took to Twitter and said he was honoured to meet Secretary Pompeo.
The Indian industry leaders' meetings with the US Secretary of State came in the wake of frosty trade ties between the US and China. The US Secretary of State, who arrived in New Delhi Tuesday, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday and discussed strategic issues.