US Likely To Lift Ban On ISRO And DRDO Soon

January 18, 2011 at 10:17 am | Posted in Aerospace Law Interfaces, Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: Space Mart

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. [Full story]

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