India says US protectionism is regressive
India's trade minister lashed out at perceived protectionist moves by the US on Saturday, calling them "regressive" and saying they could delay economic recovery.
The statement by Trade Minister Anand Sharma came after the state of Ohio banned outsourcing back-office jobs to places such as India in an effort to boost domestic employment.
It also follows a recent US law raising visa fees for skilled workers, that will India says will hit its flagship outsourcing sector.
"We feel these are regressive measures," Sharma told reporters as he visited India's second-largest software exporter by sales, Infosys Technologies, in the southern city of Bangalore.