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US business presses Barack Obama on India trade practices

WASHINGTON: Leading US businessgroups on Monday urged President Barack Obama to take action against what they said were "unacceptable" Indian trade practices that have hurt US exports in areas ranging from pharmaceuticals to electronics. 

"The Government of India is discriminating against a wide range of US exports, jeopardizing domestic jobs and putting at risk a growing bilateral trading relationship worth more than $60 billion last year," the National Association of Manufacturers and other business groups said in a letter. 

"These actions are unacceptable for a responsible middle-income country and rising global power," the groups said.