US-India to sign new Technology Safeguards Agreement

July 20th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): India and US are expected to sign an “end-use monitoring” agreement to ease the sale of sophisticated US arms to New Delhi.

The signing will be held here this evening when visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna at Hyderabad House.

The top agenda of today’s meeting is the unveiling of the new strategic dialogue architecture, which will cover areas like non-proliferation, security, education, health and development.

The other highlight is the signing of an agreement to facilitate the launch of U.S. satellites and satellites with U.S. components on Indian launch vehicles.The new Technology Safeguards Agreement (TSA) to be signed will cover launches involving satellites owned by U.S. Government or academic institutions or by third country space agencies and universities which have U.S. equipment on board.

Another agreement on a framework for robust result-oriented cooperation in science and technology for collaborative research and its commercialization will also be signed between the two countries. (ANI)

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