U.S.-India Joint Commission on Science and Technology Cooperation Announces Accomplishments

Brand Niemann | AOLGovernment | June 12, 2012

Dr. John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Minister Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh from the India Ministry of Science, Technology and Earth Sciences, led the second U.S.-India Joint Commission Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation on Monday in Washington, D.C.

"I am happy to report that the bilateral relations have increased measurably in the areas of maritime, agriculture and bio diversity, basic and applied sciences, advance telecommunications, energy and commercialisation of new technologies," Holdren (pictured above at the World Science Festival last month) said at the State Department's George Marshall Center. Deshmukh added: "We look forward to the recommendations of the group on basic and applied sciences, health and medical sciences; and atmospheric sciences."