India and the United States of America (USA) on 7 June 2016 released a Joint Statement to endure as global partners in the 21st Century. The Joint statement was released in White House marking third major bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and POTUS Barak Obama.
The United States recognized India as a Major Defense Partner which strengthens the defense cooperation between these two Nations. This will allow India to purchase more advanced and sensitive technologies from the US.
Other highlights of the Joint statement
• India and the United States recognize the urgency of climate change and share the goal of enabling entry into force of the Paris Agreement as early as possible in 2016.
• Both the nations welcomed the signing of an MOU for Development of an International Expedited Traveler Initiative which is also known as the Global Entry Program.
• India’s ambitious national goal to install 175 GW of renewable power which includes 100 GW from solar power was supported by The United States.
• India and The United States also remain committed to the goals of Mission Innovation to double their respective clean energy research and development (R&D) investment in five years.
• India and The United States will work together to combat the threat of terrorists accessing and using chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological materials.
• Both the countries welcomed the finalization of the text of the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA).
• Both these countries issued two Joint statements earlier on the January 2015 US-India Joint Statement to make a counterterrorism relationship for the 21st Century and in September 2015 US-India Joint Declaration on Combatting Terrorism.
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When: 7 June 2016