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India, US Discuss Cooperation in High-Tech Areas - 2004-10-11


India and the United States have discussed new areas of cooperation in high-technology, less than a month after Washington lifted restrictions on nuclear technology exports to India.

An Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman said U.S. Undersecretary of State for Commerce Kenneth Juster and India's Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran have identified four sectors of potential collaboration. They include biotechnology, nano-technology, advanced information technology and defense.

Nano-technology is used to make micro-miniature equipment by manipulating atoms and molecules.

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia, Christina Rocca, will visit India next week to further discuss this cooperation.

The United States imposed sanctions on India and Pakistan after they conducted nuclear weapons tests in 1998. Restrictions included the sale of technology that could potentially be used for developing weapons.