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Welcome to the October 31, 2017  bulletin of key policy decisions and high-impact news, presented by the Embassy of India, Washington DC.
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Sec. of State Tillerson Promises India Top-Tech Military Hardware

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. will provide India with its best defense technologies, including an offer to supply F-16 and F-18 fighter jets, during his visit to India. Tillerson met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the visit.

President Kovind Inaugurates Technocity Project

President Ram Nath Kovind has launched the Technocity project in Kerala's capital of Thiruvananthapuram. Technocity is aimed at fostering emerging and high-end technologies and research and development. "Kerala is potentially a powerhouse of Digital India," the President said.

India to Launch Lunar Rover in 2018

The India Space Organization has announced that Chandrayaan-2, the nation's first lunar rover, will launch in March 2018. India continues to lead the way in budget space exploration. The rover mission is expected to cost $93 million, which is about the price of one SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launch. Chandrayaan-1 orbited the Moon for nearly a year. 


FM Jaitley Kicks Off Online Govt. Fund-Tracking System