Key takeaways from P.M. Modi’s visit to the USA

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and American President Joe Biden (Photo: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a state visit to the USA. While his visit is nearing an end, here are some key takeaways from his visit.

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.

Space Tech

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.

People-to-people connect

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.

Semiconductor push

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.

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