India is an important partner of the United States and the export of mangoes to the US reflects the "closeness" and increasing "interdependency" between the two governments, the White House has said.
"India is a very important partner for the United States. You saw the civil nuclear agreement, also agricultural cooperation. India is going to be a vital part in pursuing the Doha Round as well," White House Spokesman Tony Snow said in his regular briefing on Wednesday.
"So I think it, once again, reflects what we see, which is not only increasing closeness between the two governments, but also increasing interdependency" he said.