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Strategic Cooperation

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.

Strategic cooperation working groups will address nonproliferation, counterterrorism and military cooperation. Here are some of the activities between the two governments that are advancing strategic cooperation. 

  • 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.-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.