India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) campaigned on the need to open up foreign investment in all sectors.
But for this to happen, Narendra Modi, the country's prime minister-elect, will have to be able to travel to the US, which he is unable to do.
Washington rejected Modi's application for a US visa nine years ago and he has been unable to visit the country since.
Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports.
Source: Al Jazeera