The US and India are launching a series of joint technology, space and defense programs. US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval announced Tuesday at a meeting in Washington that the two countries are collaborating on a range of areas, including quantum computing, artificial intelligence, 5G wireless networks and semiconductors.
When written down According to the Financial Times, the new initiative is the next step for the US government to strengthen cooperation with allies and partners to confront China, under an agreement signed by Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Tokyo in May 2022 have signed.
India is trying to build its own technology capacity amid fears of China’s dominance in key sectors of the IT market. The country is building its own microchip industry and developing new industries including electric vehicles and telecommunications. India also wants Apple, Samsung and other big multinationals to invest more in the country as they diversify their supply chains outside of China.
Sullivan said the White House intends to make it easier to attract scientific and technological talent from India while the US builds its own chip manufacturing industry. Another senior US official said the White House administration will work with the US Congress to lift regulatory restrictions that, among other things, impede the export of high-performance computing technologies to India.