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Joint Statement from India and the United States

GS Paper 2

 Syllabus: International Relations: India-US relation


Source: PIB

 Context: A Joint Statement between India and the United States was released on the sidelines of the 18th G20 summit being held in New Delhi


Key aspects of the joint statement between India and the United States:

Aspect Summary
Partnership Strategic partnership between India and the United States
Shared Values Shared values such as freedom, democracy, human rights, inclusion, pluralism, and equal opportunities for all citizens, strengthen their relationship.
Quad Cooperation The importance of the Quad in supporting a free, open, inclusive, and resilient Indo-Pacific was reaffirmed. India will host the next Quad Leaders’ Summit in 2024
UN Security Council Reform President Biden supported India’s candidacy for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council and the need for UN reform.
Technology Collaboration India-U.S. Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technology (iCET).
Space Exploration Joint efforts to the International Space Station, NISAR Satellite and planetary defence. U.S. support for India’s participation in asteroid detection and tracking via the Minor Planet Center
Semiconductor Supply Chains Building resilient global semiconductor supply chains and investments by U.S. companies in India were noted.
Microchip Technology initiative to invest $300 million in expanding R&D presence in India. Advanced Micro Device’s announcement to invest $400 million over the next five years to expand R&D and engineering operations in India.
Digital Inclusion A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Bharat 6G Alliance and Next G Alliance was signed to deepen cooperation in telecommunications.
Quantum Participation of SN Bose National Center for Basic Sciences as a member of Quantum Economic Development Consortium.
Education MoU signed between Indian universities, and the Association of American Universities (AAU) to establish India-U.S. Global Challenges Institute
Defence Partnership The leaders pledged to deepen cooperation in defence, including in space and AI and highlighted ongoing defence collaborations.
Aerospace and Naval Cooperation: Agreements related to aerospace, naval agreements, and maintenance and repair of U.S. Navy assets in India
Commencement of negotiations to manufacture GE F-414 jet engines in India. India-U.S. Defence Acceleration Ecosystem (INDUS-X), India to procure 31 General Atomics MQ-9B (16 Sky Guardian and 15 Sea Guardian) remotely piloted aircraft
Innovation and Trade Dialogue An “Innovation Handshake” agenda under the India-U.S. Commercial Dialogue
WTO disputes Mutually settled seventh and last outstanding WTO dispute over poultry products which was prohibited by India due to concerns over avian influenza.
Renewables Inaugural meeting of the India-U.S. Renewable Energy Technologies Action Platform [RE-TAP], in August 2023, under which the two countries will engage in lab-to-lab collaboration, piloting, and testing of innovative technologies


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Mains Links:

What introduces friction into the ties between India and the United States is that Washington is still unable to find India a position in its global strategy, which would satisfy India’s National self-esteem and ambitions’. Explain with suitable examples. ( UPSC 2019)


Prelim Links:

India Government Bond Yields are influenced by which of the following? (UPSC 2021)

  1. Actions of the United States Federal Reserve.
  2. Actions of the Reserve Bank of India.
  3. Inflation and short-term interest rates.


(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 Only

(c) 3 Only

(d) 1, 2 and 3