KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THE JOINT STATEMENT ON PM’S VISIT TO US
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- Joint Statement issued by India and the United States.
Vision of the Partnership
- Affirmed vision of India and the United States as among the closest partners in the world, a partnership of democracies looking into the 21st century with hope, ambition, and confidence.
- Stated that no corner of human enterprise is untouched by the partnership between the two countries, which spans the seas to the stars.
Strengthening semiconductor supply chains:
- Micron Technology to invest over $800 million in a new semiconductor assembly and test facility in India.
- Applied Materials to build a Semiconductor Centre for Commercialization and Innovation in India.
- Lam Research to train 60,000 Indian engineers to accelerate India's semiconductor education and workforce development goals.
Critical Minerals Partnership:
- India joins the US-led Minerals Security Partnership (MSP) to develop diverse and sustainable critical energy minerals supply chains globally.
- India's Epsilon Carbon Limited to invest $650 million in a greenfield electric vehicle battery component factory, the largest Indian investment in the US electric vehicle battery industry.
- Public-private Joint Task Forces launched on the development and deployment of Open RAN systems and advanced telecoms research and development.
- India's Bharat 6G and the US Next G Alliance will co-lead this effort to reduce costs, increase security, and improve resiliency of telecommunication networks.
NASA-ISRO collaboration in space:
- India signs the Artemis Accords, joining 26 other countries committed to peaceful, sustainable, and transparent cooperation in space exploration.
- NASA provides advanced training to ISRO astronauts with the goal of launching a joint effort to the International Space Station in 2024.
- Developing a strategic framework for human spaceflight cooperation by the end of 2023.
Quantum, Advanced Computing, and Artificial Intelligence:
- Joint Indo-US Quantum Coordination Mechanism established to facilitate joint research between the public and private sectors.
- Signed implementing arrangement to support joint research on quantum, AI, and advanced wireless technologies.
- US National Science Foundation announces 35 joint research collaborations with India's Department of Science and Technology.
- Signs cooperative arrangement with India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on emerging technologies.
- US-India Commercial Dialogue launches the "Innovation Handshake" to connect the startup ecosystems of both countries.
Initiatives on Health
Fighting Cancer and Diabetes:
- Collaboration between US and Indian scientists through grants to develop AI-enabled digital pathology platforms and AI-based automated radiotherapy treatment for cancers.
- Agreement between US National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the Indian Council of Medical Research to further research on diabetes.
- US-India Cancer Dialogue to accelerate progress against cancer.
Fighting Terror and Drugs
- Strong condemnation of terrorism and violent extremism in all forms and manifestations.
- Call for concerted action against UN-listed terrorist groups.
- Condemnation of cross-border terrorism and use of terrorist proxies.
- Urged Pakistan to take immediate action against terrorist attacks.
- Developing a bilateral counternarcotics framework to disrupt illicit drug production and trafficking.
Q) Discuss the significance of the India-United States Joint Statement in strengthening bilateral relations and its implications for global cooperation in technology, health, and security. (150 words)