Jaitley, who began his 10-day trip to the US yesterday, was accompanied by a high-level business delegation from India that included Ambuja Neotia Group Chairman Harshavardhan Neotia, Apollo Tyres Chairman Onkar Kanwar, Bharti Enterprises Vice Chairman and Managing Director Rajan Bharti Mittal and Bharat Hotels Chairperson and Managing Director Jyotsna Suri.

Jaitley rang the customary closing bell at the NYSE at the close of trading day at 4 PM. Before ringing the bell, Jaitley met senior officials of the stock exchange and toured the trading floor where the Indian tricolor was displayed at various TV screens.

As he rang the bell, those accompanying him, including India's Ambassador to the US Arun Kumar Singh and the Indian Consul General Dnyaneshwar Mulay, applauded.

The business delegation accompanying the Finance Minister includes HSBC India Chairman Naina Lal Kidwai and JK Paper Vice Chairman and Managing Director Harsh Pati Singhania.

ICICI Bank, Infosys, Tata Motors and Wipro are among the Indian companies listed at the NYSE.

After arriving in the city, Jaitley attended a luncheon meeting with executives of top US companies organised by the industry chamber FICCI. In the evening, he attended a reception hosted by the Indian law firm Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas.
Jaitley will also travel to Washington and San Francisco before leaving for India on June 24.

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