'Obama targeted only erring outsourcing firms'

'Obama targeted only erring outsourcing firms'

'Obama targeted only erring outsourcing firms'

US Ambassador to India Timothy J Roemer displaying a solar panel and a lantern at a function in Bangalore on Wednesday. A 15-member delegation of solar firms is in the City.  DH photoRoemer is in Bangalore in connection with the visit of 15 American solar companies to the State.

Addressing the media, Roemer said, “The US President’s remarks on outsourcing was mainly targeted at some companies trying to manipulate US law and not at outsourcing to India in particular.”

Obama had recently castigated American multinationals for keeping profits outside the US by outsourcing jobs to India.

Terrorist attack

Roemer also strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Pune and said that the US had already offered assistance.

“The US has offered help and assistance in dealing with the Pune blast but the Indian government has not yet responded,” he said.

Further, Roemer added that even the recent travel advisory to American travellers was simply to be “careful” and was not restricted to India in particular as it included a number of other countries.

Roemer also said that the US will not hesitate to take the harshest of actions against David Headley, the American citizen of Pakistani heritage, who is suspected to have plotted the 26/11 attacks. But, the American ambassador also made it clear that the bilateral talks between India and Pakistan were strictly between only the two nations.

Timothy Roemer, who is in the City for the first time already visited ISRO on Thursday and is scheduled to visit IBM’s Global Business Centre in Bangalore and General Electric’s (GE) research and technology establishment on Friday. Besides, meeting officials from the Energy Department, he is also scheduled to visit Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) during the trip.

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