Amendment of the agreement, May 16, 2008: TIAS 08-516. Recognising that, on the one hand, individual freedom, freedom and independence and, on the other hand, sound economic conditions and stable international economic relations are interdependent. to cooperate prudently to promote and accelerate India`s integrated economic development; Considering that the increased exchange of knowledge, skills and technical techniques in the field of economic development between the two countries is beneficial; whereas the United States Government of America and the Indian Government agree to participate in promoting understanding among peoples and goodwill, as well as in maintaining peace in the world, and to take steps that they can mutually agree on in order to eliminate the causes of international tensions; Agreed to implement the technical cooperation programme and its various projects as follows: – The agreement entered into force on 14 October 2002 for an initial period of five years. It has been renewed three times, the last time in 2020 for an additional five years. The activities under the agreement are based on a number of principles: For more information on research and innovation cooperation with India, see: This agreement will enter into force at the signing of both parties and will remain in force until 30 June 1957, unless one of the parties has previously denounced a three-month written notification to the other party. It can be changed from time to time, by mutual agreement between the parties, to the extent necessary. The 1994 Cooperation Agreement, which for the first time led to relations beyond trade and economic cooperation, is the basis for broader political cooperation between the EU and India. (CHESTER BOWEES) Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the United States of America in Delhi. For the Government of the United States of America: both governments agree to take the necessary steps to ensure that they can assume their responsibilities under this agreement. The Government of the United States of America and the Government of India, in accordance with the General Technical Cooperation Agreement signed in New Delhi on December 28, 1950; IN WITNESS “HEREOF, the undersigned duly approved by their respective governments, have signed this agreement.