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Promoting U.S.-India Space Cooperation: Round table and Reception with Indian Space Scientists

Hosted by: USIBC

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
US Chamber of Commerce
Washington DC

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Contact: Jay Gullish,


The U.S. India Business Council (USIBC) is pleased to launch a three-week cultural exchange promoting space exploration and scientific cooperation between the United States and India. In a program conceptualized in 1940 by Nelson Rockefeller, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is a professional exchange program funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

From April 30 to May 18, 2018, our Indian guests will visit Washington, DC, Colorado, California and Florida where they will forge links between U.S. and Indian scientists, engineers, and public policy experts focused on space as they examine U.S. policies governing sharing of cutting-edge space technology. The delegation with further bilateral cooperation in the area of space sensors and consider potential applications for more capable satellites, from planetary science to assessments of natural resource availability. The program will also examine the role of non-government research institutions in advancing space science and consider the benefits of increased cooperation between U.S. and Indian academic institutions and government space agencies.

Please join USIBC for a roundtable discussion and welcome reception as we together seek to enhance and promote academic and commercial support for the U.S.-India space relationship.

Indian Delegation:

  • Mr. Kumar ABHIJEET, Assistant Professor, National Law School of India University
  • Dr. Jossia JOSEPH, Scientist D, National Institute of Ocean Technology
  • Mr. Srinivasa RAGHOTHAM, Assistant Editor, Deccan Herald
  • Dr. Krishnan Sundara RAJAN, Associate Professor and Head of the Lab for Spatial Informatics, International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-H) Hyderabad
  • Prof. Nandan Kumar SINHA, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Department of Aerospace Engineering

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