US Ambassador Garcetti and ISRO Chairman Somanath discuss space collaboration


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Eric Garcetti, the US ambassador to India, along with US Consul General Chris Hodges held a meeting with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman S Somanath and discussed space collaboration, including the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar mission, known as NISAR.

During his visit to Bengaluru, Garcetti also spoke with industry leaders and members of the American Chamber of Commerce India, focusing on the US-India Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technology (iCET) as an important mechanism for expanding the strategic security and technology cooperation between two nations.

US envoy Eric Garcetti delivered a keynote address at the US-India Commercial Space Cooperation Conference: Unlocking Opportunities for US Industry and Indian Space Startups, a space industry gathering focused on joint space exploration, launching satellites, and training astronauts.

He visited the Science Gallery Bengaluru, India’s first independent, not-for-profit public institution for research-based engagement, and viewed the “Carbon” exhibition.

US Embassy and Consulates in India stated, “US Ambassador to India visited Bengaluru this week to hold a meeting with sector business leaders and entrepreneurs to spotlight robust economic and commercial relations between the United States and India that will, transform the coming century, from the seabed to the stars.”

Garcetti’s first visit to Bengaluru underscored the shared commitment of the US and India to leverage technology and innovation for societal progress, laying the foundation for enhanced collaboration and strategic partnerships in commercial space exploration.

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