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U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue

The Fourth Round of the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, New Delhi, June 2013

President Obama has called our partnership with India a “defining partnership for the 21st century.” And as we go about the much-talked about “Asia rebalance,” there’s no more important partner for the United States in the region than India. The growing convergence of our interests and outlook has brought about unprecedented cooperation on regional and global security, economics and trade, education, science and technology, clean energy, health, and counterterrorism. Our governments have worked hard, especially in the last decade, to broaden and deepen this cooperation for the benefit of our citizens of our two great democracies.

  • Remarks at the Higher Education Dialogue 2013 Kick-Off
    "And I appreciate the comments, the agenda, that the Minister just set out. It’s comprehensive, and it has to be. We were sitting in the room out there talking a few minutes ago, and he informed me that you have 230 million kids in school. That’s about 60 percent of the population of the United States." 
  • Remarks: Secretary of State John Kerry And Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid
    "I’m really delighted to be here at the fourth U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, my first as Secretary of State, my first visit to Delhi as Secretary of State. But I’ve had the privilege of coming here to India many times as a United States Senator... "
  • Joint Statement: Fourth U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue
    U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry and External Affairs Minister of India Shri Salman Khurshid met in New Delhi and co-chaired the fourth U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue on June 24.  During their first meeting, they reviewed the extensive transformation of the bilateral relationship and identified key sectors of cooperation that will continue to add strategic depth to the partnership.
  • U.S. and India Announce Innovation, Science, and Technology Awards
    The Government of India, the United States Government, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum today announced the winners of the Millennium Alliance and U.S.-India Science and Technology Endowment Fund awards. 
  • USTDA Concludes Participation in U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue Highlights Achievements and Announces New Commitments to Advance Bilateral Cooperation
    Today, USTDA Director Leocadia I. Zak participated in the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue in New Delhi, India.  During the Strategic Dialogue, USTDA highlighted the breadth of its engagement in the Indian market and the tangible outcomes that are being achieved -- from expanding economic development in India to increasing exports of goods and services from the United States to meet India's needs. 
  • U.S.-India Joint Fact Sheet: A Remarkable Expansion of U.S.-India Cooperation on Science & Technology
  • The United States and India and enjoy robust bilateral science and technology cooperation. This collaboration has been vital in achieving a broad range of shared goals, including sustaining economic growth and job creation; allowing our citizens to live longer, healthier lives; developing clean sources of energy; and protecting our environment for future generations.  

  • U.S.-India Joint Fact Sheet: Cooperation in Space
    The United States and India pursue civil space cooperation under the framework of the Joint Working Group on Civil Space, which was constituted as the follow-up to the U.S.-India Conference on Space Science, Application, and Commerce held in Bangalore in June 2004. 
  • Fact Sheet: People-To-People Philanthropy with India
    The citizens of the United States and India form the heart of the U.S.-India relationship. For more than two centuries, our people have shared ideas and inspiration, sparked innovation, and bettered nearly every aspect of our relationship.  
  • Fact Sheet: EX-IM, OPIC, and USTDA Commitments to Fostering Trade and Investment Ties with India
    The Governments of the United States and India are actively engaged in concrete activities to support private sector initiatives that strengthen trade, create employment, and foster economic growth in each of our countries. The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EX-IM) provides financing, which enables procurement of U.S. goods and services in cases where private financing is unavailable.  
  • U.S.-India Joint Fact Sheet: International Security
    Defense cooperation is an important aspect of U.S.-India bilateral collaboration. The defense relationship encompasses military-to-military dialogues, exercises, defense sales, professional military education exchanges, and practical cooperation.  
  • U.S.-India Joint Fact Sheet: U.S.-India Cooperation In Higher Education
    The United States and India and share strong linkages and a history of collaboration in the field of higher education. The United States is the most favored destination for Indian students, with more than 100,000 Indian students pursuing higher studies in the United States. 
  • U.S.-India Joint Fact Sheet: Cultural Cooperation
    U.S.-India cooperation in the area of culture includes cultural exchanges, art exhibitions, collaboration in areas of conservation and museum management, and the establishment of Indian chairs at U.S. universities. 
  • U.S.-India Joint Fact Sheet: Sustainable Growth, Energy and Climate Change
    At the June 24, 2013, U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue in New Delhi, Secretary of State John Kerry and Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid reaffirmed their countries’ strong commitment to work collaboratively to help ensure energy security, combat global climate change, and support the development of low-carbon economies. 
  • U.S.-India Joint Fact Sheet: Health Cooperation
    The United States and India and share a strong collaboration in the area of public health covering a wide range of issues, including disease prevention (HIV, TB, malaria, polio), maternal and child health, environmental and occupational health, vaccine development, and emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. 
  • U.S.-India Joint Fact Sheet: Economic Collaboration
    At the fourth U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, the United States and India reaffirmed that economic collaboration between both governments and private sectors is a keystone of our deepening partnership. Business ties have led the way in achieving a nearly fivefold increase in bilateral trade since 2000.  
  • Sec. Kerry's Remarks on the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership, June 23, 2013
    "One of India and America’s strongest shared traditions is our love and our skill, our affection, for innovation. Indian Americans make up just one percent of our population in the United States, but they create eight percent of all the technology and engineering start-ups."