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Will the iCET get a boost during PM Narendra Modi's visit to the US?

Increasing discussions between India and US on the Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technology has the potential to alter the dynamics of collaboration

Prime Minister Narendra Modi emplanes for the USA visit, in New Delhi, Tuesday. PTI Photo
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi emplanes for the USA visit, in New Delhi, Tuesday. PTI Photo

Subhomoy Bhattacharjee New Delhi
Beyond all the discussions about sharing technologies between India and the US that will take place on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s US visit is the shared realisation that trade relations between the two are hardly technology-heavy. This is where the stress is perceived in the business relations between the two economies. The US, the world’s leading technological power, currently offers hardly any significant products to excite the Indian market; the same applies for Indian exports. The huge upsurge in discussions between the two countries on the Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technology (iCET) takes off from this reality.

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First Published: Jun 20 2023 | 7:20 PM IST

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