He revealed about his time in India on Wednesday while addressing to Washington audience at India Ideas Summit. The summit included Google’s Indian-American CEO Sundar Pichai alongside other corporate members from India and the US.
Answering to a question Pompeo said that he had a “tough” time in Bengaluru and Chennai while selling the machine part for the aerospace industry. Before his run for Congress, he spent his time in India trying to sell products to India’s leading public sector, aerospace and defense company, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
Pompeo is having a Scheduled trip to India, Sri Lanka, Japan, and South Korea from June 24-30. He said, “I didn’t tell the story-I did business in India when I – before I lost mind and ran for Congress, I ran a small business that made machine parts for the aerospace industry.”
He also urged that, while the Indo-US relation moving at a fast pace, the differences in the key business and trade remains the same. He added, “But we remain open to dialogue and hope our Indian friends will drop their trade barriers and trust in the competitiveness of their exporters and private-sector companies.”
Talking about the data flow he said that the US will also push for the free data flow across borders-not just to favor the American companies – but to protect data and ensure consumers.
The US has recently criticized the move of the apex bank of India (The Reserve Bank of India) for issuing the regulation for requiring the payments companies to store all information about transactions involving Indians solely on computers in the country.