U.S. Moves Forward on Lifting Curbs on ISRO, DRDO

U.S. likely to lift ban on ISRO, DRDO soon
The Hindu

The U.S., which imposed curbs on trade with defence entities like ISRO and DRDO following India’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.

“These 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,” Eric Hirschhorn, Under Secretary for Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, told PTI…

“The 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,” a senior U.S. official said.

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