India and USA – two of the world’s strongest democracies are deeply engaged today at many levels. The US is one of India’s largest trade and investment partners. Joint business ventures are stepping up across sectors like agriculture, defense, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, IT, education and research, space and high technology. There are more frequent bilateral exchanges among government officials and business people than ever before. Such pulsating activity results in frank dialogue and mutual understanding, higher trust for strategic engagement, creative ideas for partnership, and new avenues of growth and cooperation. India and Canada have also been strengthening their economic relations – working towards bilateral agreements that facilitate greater trade and investments. Alternative energy and climate change, education and skills development, and infrastructure are on top of the Indo-Canadian bilateral collaborative agenda. BRIDGE, our monthly newsletter, aims to connect the business community in India to that in USA and Canada. It keeps our members and stakeholders abreast of the rapid developments in the economy, policy, business relations of both countries. It brings to you the latest and upcoming activities in US and Canada that CII facilitates, which essentially address business concerns and opportunities. If you have presence in the US or Canada, or are planning to establish operations, BRIDGE will connect you with the best and the brightest opportunities.