At the close of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's meetings with the Government of India July 20, 2009, the two governments issued a joint statement regarding their intentions to accelerate the growth of their bilateral relationship to enhance global prosperity and stability in the 21st century. The two governments outlined a Strategic Dialogue that will focus on five principal pillars: strategic cooperation; energy and climate change; education and development; economics, trade and agriculture; science and technology, health and innovation. Through a coherent structure of bilateral working groups, the two governments will address a wide range of issues with the goal of producing concrete results.
Strategic cooperation working groups will address nonproliferation, counterterrorism and military cooperation. Here are some of the activities between the two governments that are advancing strategic cooperation.
Looking Ahead: U.S.-India Strategic Relations and the Transpacific Century, September 28, 2011
I’d first like to focus my remarks today on the Secretary of State’s recent travels to India, and – given the premise of today’s event – discuss our support for India’s broadened engagement in Asia, which was the crux of the Secretary’s major policy speech in Chennai.
Is There a Future for the U.S.-India Partnership? September 27, 2011
Together, we are drawing the best from both of our societies to make better products that compete and win in the global economy. Tata Steel has a plant in Ohio; Boeing uses engineers in Bangalore to design 787s whose parts are manufactured across America.
Remarks at the India Investment Forum, September 23, 2011
I first would like to extend a warm welcome to the Indian Ministers who have traveled so far: Finance Minister Mukherjee, Commerce Minister Sharma, Power Minister Shinde, New and Renewable Energy Minister Abdullah join a galaxy of other senior officials here for the UN General Assembly including Prime Minister Singh, External Affairs Minister Krishna, National Security Advisor Menon, Foreign Secretary Mathai and many others.
Opening Remarks at U.S.-India CEO Forum, September 22, 2011
The CEO Forum is a unique channel that allows each of our governments to hear from a diverse representation of the private sectors of both of our countries. Your recommendations have informed us, and challenged us, to tackle the persistent hurdles we oftentimes face in implementing our shared vision of ever greater U.S.-India cooperation.
U.S.-India Dialogue on Asia Pacific Region, September 13, 2011
The United States and India held their fourth regional strategic dialogue on the Asia Pacific region in Washington on Monday, September 12.
U.S. and Indian Scientists share cutting-edge forensic expertise, August 29, 2011
The exchange included tours of premiere U.S. forensic institutes, and focused on innovative techniques to identify human remains and extract critical details that can be used as decisive evidence in an investigation.
Secretary Clinton congratulates India on Independence Day, August 11, 2011
"As you celebrate this special day with family, friends and loved ones, in Chennai, New Delhi or anywhere in between, know that the United States stands with you as a committed partner and friend."
U.S.-India state-to-state engagement begins in New Delhi, August 2, 2011
Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs Reta Jo Lewis landed in New Delhi Saturday to begin a trip throughout India as part of a plan for U.S.-India state-to-state partnerships.
Secretary Clinton speaks on India and the United States: A Vision for the 21st Century, July 20, 2011
This is the first opportunity to come to this extraordinary coastal city here in the South, and one that means so much to so many in my own country and elsewhere.
Fact Sheet: Advancing our Shared Interests in Asia, July 19, 2011
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Minister of External Affairs S. M. Krishna acknowledged the United States and India’s shared interests in promoting stability and prosperity across Asia.
Assistant Secretary Blake on the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, July 8, 2011
President Obama and Secretary Clinton are both deeply committed to expanding the U.S.-India partnership to benefit the people of our two countries and help shape the 21st Century in a way that contributes to global security and prosperity.
Commitment to U.S.-India Civilian Nuclear Cooperation, June 23, 2011
The Obama Administration fully supports the "clean" Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) exception for India and speedy implementation of the US-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement.
Interview with ETV; Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., June 21, 2011
Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake speaks on the preparations of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to New Delhi in July.
Ambassador Roemer welcomes Secretary Napolitano, May 26, 2011
Ambassador Roemer welcomed Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to New Delhi. In New Delhi, Secretary Napolitano and Home Minister Chidambaram jointly launched the U.S.-India Homeland Security dialogue-a critical new component of the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue.
Yes, together we can, Ambassador Roemer, May 23, 2011
The formation of our global partnership is the beginning of a golden era in US-India relations. From defence to trade, from Africa to Asia, from education to health, we will collaborate on the major challenges of the day, use our collective strengths and lead the world toward peace and prosperity.
"America & Asia: Perspectives on Peace, Security & Development," Ambassador Roemer at JNU International Conference, March 9, 2011
The civil-nuclear agreement, our support for India's membership as a permanent member to a reformed UN Security Council, the removal of Indian organizations from our Entities List, and our export control reforms, were all done in recognition of India's growing importance to the world, the positive influence India can play on the world stage, and our commitment to our global partnership.
The Regional and Global Impact of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Geoffrey Pyatt's remarks at the Emerging India Summit, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, February 25, 2011
Ambassador Roemer’s statement on induction of first C-130J into the IAF
A strong defense relationship is a key component of the U.S.-India strategic partnership. The sale of six C-130J aircraft strengthens our bilateral military relationship and enhances joint regional security efforts between our two democracies.
U.S. Government removes Indian organizations from ‘Entity List’
This is a momentous step forward in U.S. implementation of the export control policy reforms announced by President Barack Obama during his November 2010 visit to India.
Under Secretary for Political Affairs William Burns and Indian Ambassador to the U. S. Meera Shankar signed an agreement on nuclear reprocessing procedures on July 30, 2010, in Washington. It is one of the final steps to implement the landmark U.S.-India Agreement for Nuclear Cooperation.
Ambassador Roemer signed the Counterterrorism Cooperation Initiative (CCI) Memorandum of Understanding with Home Affairs Secretary G.K. Pillai July 23, 2010. The MoU between the United States and India is a part of cooperative efforts on counterterrorism and information sharing.
India and the United States share defining interests and common values. The U.S.-India relationship has never been more promising. Secretary Clinton looks forward to welcoming Minister Krishna to Washington.
The South Asian region is probably the most important region in the world for the United States right now. Not only because of Afghanistan and Pakistan, but also because of our growing partnership with India.
"We recognize that Prime Minister Singh shares President Obama's bold vision for a nuclear weapons-free world, and applaud India's robust track record on nuclear nonproliferation issues. India's announcement of its intention to open a "Global Center for Nuclear Energy Partnership in India" with a special focus on training and research on safety, security, and proliferation prevention, demonstrates its commitment to leadership in this area."
In a speech at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs February 18, 2010, U.S. Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert O. Blake said, "A critical component of the strategic cooperation framework is, of course, counterterrorism. You've seen our two countries cooperate more and more, particularly since the horrific November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, which the Indians refer to as '26/11'. Prime Minister Singh also shares the President's far-reaching vision for a nuclear weapons-free world. Our broader challenge is to strengthen the global non-proliferation system and I think this is an area where the United States and India can work more closely as partners".
"The emergence of India as a global power and the development of the U.S.-India relationship is one of the great success stories of the last two decades. The last time I came to New Delhi was as part of the Bush administration. Now as a member of the Obama administration I am struck by how much our commitment to India over the last two years has grown, demonstrating that our shared values transcend any changes in our respective governments."
Following President Barack Obama's December 1 announcement of the new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the U.S. Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer said, "Our core goal in Afghanistan and Pakistan -- to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat terrorist networks -- is an aspiration we share with India."
"Today, we honor the memory of the victims of the terrorist attacks which occurred in Mumbai one year ago. We remember the heroism of the many men and women who risked their lives to save others. I have personally heard the stories of many courageous people when I stayed at the Taj Mahal Hotel this summer."
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Barack Obama renewed their commitment to expand cooperation on strategic issues facing both countries and the world. They acknowledged the common threat that international terrorism poses to their homelands and to regional and global security. The numerous bilateral dialogues conducted over the last several months, the two leaders' discussions today, and the continuing actions that both countries will be taking as a result of these comprehensive meetings reflect the extensive and growing strategic partnership between the United States and India.
About 1,000 military personnel from the Indian and U.S. Army are participating in Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2009. The exercise is taking place from October 12-29, in Babina, India.
The U.S. and Indian air forces trained together during exercise Cope India Oct. 15-24 at Air Force Station Agra in Uttar Pradesh, India.
The U.S. Ambassador to India, Timothy J. Roemer, awarded a grant of Rupees 24 million (US$501,849) to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Government of India. This technical assistance grant is designed to help update India's standards and regulations governing helicopter operations and facilitate the expansion of safe and reliable helicopter services throughout India.
External Affairs Minister Krishna announced the Indian government's agreement to End Use Monitoring arrangements for high technology military sales between India and the U.S. The agreement will boost India's ability to defend itself through the acquisition of U.S. defense equipment while promoting American high tech exports.
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