Boosting Defence ties
A new agreement was declared between New Delhi and Washington, involving the co-production of F414 fighter jet engines in India by HAL and GE. Additionally, India will acquire 30 American Reaper drones of about $3 billion.
NASA and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have mutually agreed to conduct a collaborative mission in the upcoming year to visit the International Space Station.
In addition to that, India has decided to join the Artemis Accords, an American-led effort to send humans to the Moon again by 2025, with the ultimate goal of expanding space exploration to Mars and beyond.
During PM Modi’s visit, the US offers benefits for Indians, including simplified visa renewal for skilled workers on H-1B visas within the country. Additionally, the US plans to open consulates in Bengaluru and Ahmedabad, fostering closer people-to-people connections.
Micron announced its plan to invest in Cabinet approved $2. 7 billion assembly and test plant in Gujrat. Micron will invest $825 million (around Rs 6,760 crore and the rest from the government in two phases.