India, U.S. discuss possibility of free trade pact - India trade minister

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NEW DELHI, July 16 (Reuters) - India and the United States on Thursday discussed the "possibility" of a free trade pact, India's Commerce and Industry Ministry said in a statement.

India's Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal and U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross exchanged views "on the ongoing India-U.S. trade discussions and appreciated the substantial progress made by both sides on most of the outstanding issues", the statement said.

(Reporting by Neha Arora; Editing by Alison Williams)

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