The U.S., which imposed curbs on trade with defence entities like ISRO and DRDO following Indiaâ€™s nuclear tests in 1998, has set in motion regulatory changes to lift the ban soon, thus fulfilling a commitment made by President Barack Obama.
A formal notification to lift the ban by the U.S. Department of Commerce for this purpose is in advanced stage, top U.S. officials said.
â€œThese regulatory changes will begin the transformation of the bilateral export control policies to realise the full potential of the strategic partnership between our two countries,â€ Eric Hirschhorn, Under Secretary for Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, told PTI…
â€œThe Department of Commerce is working quickly to publish a regulation that will remove Indian space and defence-related entities from the Entity List and enact other India-specific export control changes,â€ a senior U.S. official said.
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