Skip to comments.U.S. Ends High-tech Export Restrictions to India
Posted on 02/06/2011 4:05:25 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
India has now come full circle from a nation that was under a high-tech embargo for its nuclear weapons program to one receiving an invitation to join a group of nations that regulate export controls.
President Barak Obama says the United States is ending its export restrictions on technology that could be used by India's defense and space industries, according to an article in the AFP.
"These actions will open important new opportunities for our companies and governments on cooperating in the defense and space areas," said Robert Blake, the assistant secretary of state for South Asia.
These are the first public details since Obama announced during his trip to India in November that he would ease restrictions. Some of India's biggest military and aerospace research entities like the Indian Space Research Organization and the Defense Research and Development Organization will come off the U.S. black list. India has been under embargo for such technology since its nuclear tests in 1998.
China also wants fewer restrictions on high-tech imports but the U.S. and other countries are still concerned about Beijing's unwillingness to prevent the theft of intellectual property, and its economic and tariff stance on its exports, according to the AFP.
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What could go wrong.
Nothing. This lifting of that ban can move India away from purchasing their technology from Russia. It also gives us a “back-up” market in case something goes wrong in Pakistan
Well, the last strong domestic manufacturing industry we had, defense weapons, going, going gone.
With H1B Visa’s thanks to our Govt, many of the jobs are already taken by Indian engineers. Why hire American engineers when the company can avoid Federal taxes by hiring H1-B Visa holding engineers from India or China
You have a very good point
India has enough going for it so that it could make a lot of high tech defense equipment itself, but it would probably be more expensive than what we can sell it to them for, and would take some major investment dollars to get started.
I work in this industry. I’d never recommend anyone to go into engineering. Layoffs, off-shoring, H1-B Visa engineers come here to be trained, then the department transfers to their home, leaving the American engineers without a job. Dell, HP, Intel, start-ups, it’s industry wide.
You do not see jobs in the medical, legal, or any other discipline with a “magical” Visa assigned to it. Only engineers are screwed over like this. That’s why so many engineers abandon careers in engineering and try to go into something else that will pay the bills down the road.
There have been times where I have regretted not pursuing an Engineering discipline. Seeing what is happening to Engineering (among others) is so sad to watch.
The H1B needs to die yesterday. No doubt it has gold plated security as a special interest.
Now Antrix and ISRO will steal with abandon: their satellites are outright copies of Ford satellites from the 80's, and their launch vehicles that don't work (bad copies of Ariane 4) will get what they need: a fix.
Why not just blow up the entire U.S. aerospace industry?
How disgusting. These SOB's won't even sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. But Hussein gives them anything cuz...they ain't white.
And that means they're on his side.
seemz like you are aware of ISRO so much. The so called GSLV aka arian 4 according to you is still in nascent stage ,its not like they blowing everything it just GSLV VEHICLE out of 6 lunch 4 has failed ,there are some problem with russian cryogenic engine,reason for two failed launch. The other vehicle - PSLV is ISRO workhorse ,its has world record of carrying 13 satellites in 1 go. And it has 16 succesful launch including Moon mission.. So better you come up with some numbers instead of fantasy
If this can be done without exporting jobs to India, it would be a good thing.
Do USA got any other option beside ending this restriction on India ??? Its only harming america and its industry itself . They restricted ISRO and DRDO etc etc but india got lots of friend in europe and offcourz Russia is one of them. They helped alot alot during our rough patch . So i think its US who need india more india need US.
As long as there is ball and beer, the majority of people will not care.
Those SOBs didn’t sign the NPT because it would require them to give up their nuclear weapons. That’s one very fair treaty.
About Hussein giving them-Bush started this process.
The Indian space industry gets enough European and Russian help. Getting mere help will not lower costs of design and commercial production of systems.
My company is on the fast-track to India. It’s troubling but they need Asian manufacturing to facilitate grid restructuring.
The replies here are quite weird. How on earth does a decision to export products of U.S. companies become one where somehow India takes the jobs? This means more opportunities for American companies to export to India while previously the same orders would have given to European, Russian or Israel. All it does is to remove restrictions on U.S. companies from dealing with major Indian entities.
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