For a hassle-free entry of Indians to US airports, India and US have now signed an MoU for quicker security checks at some pre approved airports for the low-risk travellers from India.
To have entered in a MoU like this with the US, India is the 9th country in row in this Global Entry Programme. This agreement showcases flourishing relations between the two largest democracies of the world.
It would definitely take a few months before the move is implemented after the signing between between Indian Ambassador to the US Arun K Singh and Kevin K McAleenan, deputy commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection.
Expedited entry at the airports is going to bring relief from those long checks and also ease in the travel environment for Indians. Singh asserted that this is a part of the vision of PM Modi, of having bilateral relationship with the US.
More than three million people of Indian origin live in the US and this is going to facilitate all the travellers. We see that the government has been on toes in taking travel decisions in the last two years and major changes have been brought in such as long term visas and introduction of electronic-tourist visas for US citizens.
The Global Entry Programme which India is now a part of is available at more than 40 US airports.