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The US and India’s non-aligned alliance

By Shashi Tharoor

05 Jul 2023 · 4 min read

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  1. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to the US marked a new chapter in the relationship between the two countries, with major breakthroughs including the US-India initiative on Critical and Emerging Technology and several defense agreements, writes Tharoor.

NEW DELHI – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is riding high. His triumphant visit to Washington, which featured a state dinner at the White House and a rare second address to a joint session of Congress, appears to mark a new chapter in the relationship between the United States and India following a quarter-century of ups and downs.

Modi’s visit was preceded by several major breakthroughs, including the recent US-India initiative on Critical and Emerging Technology, which seeks to foster bilateral collaboration on technologies such as artificial intelligence, biotechnology, quantum computing, 5G, and cybersecurity. US semiconductor manufacturer Micron Technology recently announced that it plans to invest $825 million in a new chip assembly and testing facility in India.

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