India, which has been ravaged by COVID-19, has signed Ferox Strategies for outreach on Capitol Hill.

Taranjit Singh Sandhu, India’s US ambassador, signed the agreement with Ferox. The firm handles strategic counsel, tactical planning and government relations assistance on policy matters before the US Congress and select state governments, as well as academic institutions and think-tanks.

The $60K contract runs through June 30 and may be extended for another three-month run.

Ferox CEO Cristina Antelo works the India business. She launched Ferox after an eight-year stint at Podesta.

Antelo is a founding member and former president of the Hispanic Lobbyists Assn. and ex-interim CEO of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.

The US Agency for International Development shipped $100M worth of medical supplies (oxygen cylinders/concentrators, diagnostic test kits, remdesivir and masks) to India this month.