Embassy Row: Diplomats distressed

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Indian high-tech companies benefit by opening U.S. offices, and the United States benefits from new jobs and more income from the foreign companies.

Indian high-tech corporations directly employ 50,000 Americans and indirectly support 280,000 others through the money the companies spend locally, she said.

“This, in turn, helps them both preserve and create jobs here in the U.S.,” Mrs. Rao wrote.

Annual bilateral trade between the two countries has skyrocketed to $100 billion from $35 billion a decade ago.

“Major U.S. companies look to India as an essential outlet for growth and vice versa,” she said. “As Congress considers immigration reform, this trajectory and the mutual benefit it brings should shape the conversation.”

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James Morrison

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James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...

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