Indian Ambassador to US Nirupama Menon Rao on India-US Relations – Part-1

Kamla Bhatt Show show

Summary: ( Ambassador to the US Nirupama Menon Rao ( talks about the opening up of the India-US relationship and how it has evolved over the years. In Part-1 of our interview the Ambassador talks about the changing nature of the relationship. She talks about new opportunities especially in the education sector between the 2 countries. And when it comes to California she talks about the potential opportunities in the wine making industry. California is a leading wine producer in the US, and India's wine industry is still in its infancy. Ambassador Rao ( was appointed as the Ambassador to the US in 2011 and she retires on November 4, 2013. This is her second stint in Washington DC. Her first stint was during the the 1990s, when India had just liberalized its economy and the US-India business relations were starting to ramp up. This interview was recorded in Bangalore in January 2013. You can watch Part-1 of the video ( in our YouTube channel ( A special thanks to Taj West End  ( Bangalore for  their hospitality.