Science and Technology, Health and Innovation
On July 31, 2014 Secretary Kerry co-chaired the fifth U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue with the Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi. Secretary Kerry was accompanied by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and officials from other U.S. agencies including the Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, and NASA. Discussions of bilateral and regional issues included U.S.-India economic ties, counterterrorism efforts, regional security initiatives, people-to-people ties, and other facets of the strategic partnership. It was the first U.S. cabinet-level visit to New Delhi since the new Indian Government was elected, and it underscored the strategic importance of the U.S.-India relationship.
Science and Technology, Health and Innovation working groups will explore new areas for cooperation in leading technologies and in addressing global health challenges. Here are some of the activities between the two governments that are advancing cooperation in science and technology, health and innovation.
Ambassador Richard Verma’s Remarks at the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship, Guwahati, Assam, September 2, 2015
I believe the importance of science and science education in today’s world cannot be overstated.
- Ambassador Verma's Introductory Remarks for Dr. Tom Frieden, Director, Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) August 10, 2015
- U.S. and India Commit to a Future of Expanded Health Collaboration, June 25, 2015
Activities under these MOUs demonstrate a breadth of collaboration from laboratory bench to patient bedside.
- U.S.-India Joint Statement साँझा प्रयास - सबका विकास” – “Shared Effort; Progress for All” January 25, 2015
Prime Minister Modi and President Obama reaffirmed their commitment to ensure that partnerships in science, technology and innovation are a crucial component of the overall bilateral engagement in the 21st century.
- Fact Sheet: U.S.-India Science and Technology, Innovation, and Health Cooperation, July 31, 2014
The United States and India believe that science, technology, and innovation are key tools that will help us address global challenges such as climate change, health, education, food, water, and energy security.