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U.S.-India Relations

The Five Principal Pillars of U.S.-India Relations

At the close of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's meetings with the Government of India July 20, 2009, the two governments issued a joint statement regarding their intentions to accelerate the growth of their bilateral relationship to enhance global prosperity and stability in the 21st century. The two governments outlined a Strategic Dialogue that will focus on five principal pillars: strategic cooperation; energy and climate change; education and development; economics, trade and agriculture; science and technology, health and innovation. Through a coherent structure of bilateral working groups, the two governments will address a wide range of issues with the goal of producing concrete results.

  1. Strategic Cooperation

  2. Energy and Climate Change

  3. Education and Development

  4. Economics, Trade and Agriculture

  5. Science, Technology, Health and Innovation