India, US sign joint declaration of intent for cooperation

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Ahead of Obama visit, India-US sign a five-year pact 
New Delhi: Two days ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit, India and the United States on Friday signed a joint declaration of intent for collaboration in the fields of information and communication technologies (ICT) and electronics.

The Joint Declaration was signed by the Secretary, Department of Electronics and IT, RS Sharma, and the US Ambassador to India Richard Verma, at a ceremony held here in New Delhi this evening.

The declaration was inked between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India and the Department of State, Government of the United States of America, for the period of five years. 

"This joint declaration of intent made for a period of next five years would help in strengthening industrial, technological, research & innovation and economic cooperation between India and the US in the ICTE sector," an official statement here said. 

The pact is intent to facilitate the `Digital India` programme, electronic manufacturing, cyber security and several other such related fields between two countries, the official statement here said.

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