‘It is still unclear how Trump's global business background will impact on his commitment to protect American workers,’ the expert said.
"It seems likely that a Trump administration will build on the marked progress made in US-India relations over the last couple of years," Lisa Curtis of the Heritage Foundation, a top American think-tank said.
She said there is bipartisan recognition in the
"President-elect Trump made several positive comments about
Curtis said Trump's tougher stance on terrorism, in general, will find favour among Indians, who are wary of attacks by Pakistan-based terrorist groups.
"It is expected that a Trump administration will work more closely with
However, H-1B is a potential area of conflict between the two countries, she noted.
"One area of potential friction could be over the H1-B visa issue. It is still unclear how Trump's global business background will impact on his commitment to protect American workers," she said.
"He has both acknowledged the importance of allowing high tech companies to access global talent, while also pointing out potential flaws and misuse of the H1-B visa program. His administration may seek some changes to the H1-B visa requirements but is unlikely to do away with the program completely," Curtis said.