Bt cotton remains the only biotech crop approved for commercial cultivation. India’s political landscape continues to hinder the agricultural biotech regulatory system. Recently, Government of India (GOI) deferred the approval for a locally-developed genetically engineered (GE) mustard event which had been cleared by the regulatory authorities in May, 2017. Soy and canola oils derived from select GE soy and canola varieties are the only biotechnology food-derived products approved for import. Indian animal biotech research and development remains nascent, although Indian scientists have achieved some success in animal cloning.