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An International Agreement Is Established Between The U.s. And A Partner Nation To Develop

In the end, ministers welcomed the importance of the relationship between our various legislatures and the creation of a parliamentary exchange between the United States and India. A reminder of the historic India-USA Ministers welcomed the “Division of Responsibility” project between the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and the Westinghouse Electric Company (WEC) for the construction of six nuclear reactors in Kovvada. Ministers also welcomed the extension of the cooperation program between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of India on cooperation with the World Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP). Ministers welcomed the virtual convening of the 17th meeting of the Joint Working Group on Combating Terrorism between the United States and India and the 3rd Meeting of the U.S.-India Dialogue on September 9-10, 2020. They condemned the use of terrorist agents and condemned cross-border terrorism in all its forms. They stressed the need for concerted action against all terrorist networks, including al-Qaeda, IS/Daesh, Lashkar-e-Tayiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen. Ministers called on Pakistan to act immediately, in a lasting and irreversible manner to ensure that no controlled areas are used to carry out terrorist attacks and to swiftly bring to justice the perpetrators and planners of all such attacks, including 26.11. Mumbai, Uri and Pathankot. Ministers also pledged to continue the exchange of information on sanctions and designations against terrorist groups and individuals, particularly in light of recent changes in legislation in India, and to combat the financing and operations of terrorist organizations, to combat radicalism and the terrorist use of the internet, to continue cross-border terrorist movements, to rehabilitate and reintegrate terrorist fighters and their family members.

Highlighting their countries` record on space science and satellite application, the ministers welcomed the ongoing cooperation between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), including NASA`s Synthetic Aperture (NISAR) radar, which is expected to be launched by 2022. Ministers also welcomed the exchange of information on space awareness, which will stimulate efforts to create the conditions for a safe, stable and sustainable space environment. They also expressed the intention to continue the usmenial dialogue between the United States and India in the field of space, as well as discussions on the areas of possible cooperation in the field of space defence. Recognizing the importance of defence innovation cooperation, ministers welcomed the inaugural July 2020 meeting between the Indian Defence Innovation Organization (DIO-iDEX) and the U.S. Defense Innovation Unit (IUD). They also expect the first Industrial Security Summit (ISA) this year, which will further strengthen industrial cooperation between the two countries in the field of defence. Strengthening alliances and attracting new partners is one of three efforts at the heart of the national defence strategy set out in 2018. Defence Minister Dr. Mark T. Esper has been focusing on this issue since taking office last year.

The Secretary stated that developing a coordinated strategy for U.S. allies and partners was one of his top priorities. In addition to treaties, there are other less formal international agreements. These include efforts such as the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) and the G7 Global Partnership Against the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction.

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