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    • India & The US Strengthening The Strategic Partnership Presentation by FICCI for USIBC Defense executive Mission
    • Commonality of Interests drives Indo-US Strategic Partnership
        • Maintaining peace and stability in Asia
        • Countering international terrorism and counter insurgency.
        • Maintaining freedom and security of the sea lanes in the region and
        • Preventing proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
        • With this a new context and impetus to drive the bi-lateral strategic relationship was created
    • Diplomatic Exchanges
      • The rise in frequency of diplomatic exchanges are driving the strategic relations
    • Some High Level Visits
      • From India
      • Prime Minister Vajpayee
      • Deputy Prime Minister Shri Advani
      • Defense minister George Fernandez
      • National Security Advisor, Brijesh Mishra
      • From USA
      • Secretary of State Colin Powell
      • Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
      • Commander-in- chief Pacific Admiral Blair
      • Joint Chiefs of Staff both former and present Generals Shelton and Meyers
    • Strategic Initiatives
      • Signing of the Mutual Assistance Treaty
      • Formation of the Defense Policy Group
      • Launching of cyber terrorism,information security and military to military cooperation
      • FBI office in New Delhi working closely on intelligence sharing with CBI and IB
      • Joint patrolling of the of the straits of Malacca
      • Joint military exercise in Alaska
      • Joint Naval exercises on the West Coast of India
      • …… are a few examples of the new trend of US – India relations
    • Defense Policy Group
      • Major initiative in taking our strategic relationship forward
      • It is headed on the Indian side by Secretary Defense, and on the US side by the Under secretary of Defense.
      • The fifth meeting of the Group was held in the US in August 2003.
    • Issues of Discussion
      • Takes up fresh proposals to develop defense technology
      • relationship including : Production, Research and development and Private sector partnerships
      • Noted the successful trend of Joint military exercises and agreed to upscale the exercises in the near future
      • Both US and India are allies and share a strong relationship with Israel. Bush administration has approved for the sale of equipments and missile systems from Israel to India
    • The setting of the Hi- technology Cooperation Group (HTCG)
      • The two governments agreed to form the HTCG in 2002 to promote bi-lateral hi-technology trade including trade in dual use goods and technologies.
    • Main sector focuses include…
      • Defense
      • Nanotechnology
      • Information technology
      • Life sciences
    • The key issues being discussed in the HTCG forum
      • Market Access
      • Tariff and non tariff barriers
      • Strategic exports
      • Export controls
    • The Quartet Areas of Cooperation
      • Recently PM Vajpayee and President Bush have re-enforced the Hi-tech sharing commitment and announced the new strategic and security policy for cooperation in four priority areas:
        • Space
        • Civil Nuclear ties
        • Trade in high technology
        • Missile defense cooperation
      • Sale of Equipment to Indian Armed Forces
      • JV with Indian Companies for both Indian and third markets
      • Technology Transfer
      • Co-producing & sub-contracting
      • Technology Development and R&D
    • The Road Ahead
      • To address the issues of Concerns identified by both the governments
      • Implement the recommendation arising out of the discussion forums
      • Pursue confidence building measure
      • Promote Defense and Military ties through new partnerships embracing both Govt. and private sector.
      • Assurances on end-use certification of sensitive technology.
      • Prevent diversion of goods and technologies
      • Stop transfers and re-transfers within and outside India.
      • Guarantee physical protection and control access to such technologies by third parties.
      • Outline laws to deal with suspected violations.
      • End user verification
    • And the US To Do
      • The US will review licensing processes for dual use goods. These are currently restricted because of proliferation concerns.
      • Open up access to commercially launching US made satellites.
    • Continued ….
      • Reverse executive orders on hi-tech trade with India.
      • Influence N-powers to give India access to civilian technology.
      • Permit the sale of missile defense system to India.
    • India’s Defense Sector – recent developments
      • Growing role of the private sector in manufacture and supply of defense equipments
      • Opening up of the defense sector to foreign direct investment (up to 26%) to encourage private sector participation and competition in the sector to meet its demands
      • The process of commercialization of defense technologies by DRDO is well on the way.