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In February, The US Ambassador To New Delhi, Nancy Powell, Met With Mr. Modi At His Residence In Gujarat, A Meeting The US Embassy Said Was Part Of An Effort To Reach Out To Senior Leaders Of India's Major Political Parties In Advance Of The Elections. While US-India Trade Averages About 100-Million Dollars Annually, The Relationship Has Been Strained In Part Because Of India's Restrictions On Foreign Investment And Complants Over Intellectual Property Rights Violations. As Well As Liability Legislation That Inhibits Cooperation On A Bilateral Civil Nuclear Agreement. Rajiv Biswas, Asia-Pacific Chief Economist For The Singapore-Based I-H-S Global Insight, Tells VOA's Victor Beattie A Modi Administration Could Result In An Even More Dynamic Indian Economy.