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India, Japan ink pact for R&D, JVs

Posted: 26 Aug 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:broadband? mobile communication? information security?

India and Japan have signed three agreements during a ministerial forum to identify possible joint ventures and stand-alone projects in broadband, mobile communication, information security, R&D and ubiquitous computing.

The pact was signed in New Delhi by India's communications and information technology minister, Dayanidhi Maran, and Taro Aso, Japan's minister of internal affairs and communications.

The partners will form government-industry working groups to propose a detailed plan to implement programs.

India's Center for Development of Telematics, Center for Development of Advanced Computing and the Indian Institute of Technology will undertake joint programs in R&D and training engineers along with NICT of Japan, according to statement.

"India's cost effective and innovative software skills can be productively aligned with Japan's undoubted prowess in the hardware industry," Maran said in a statement.

- K.C. Krishnadas

EE Times

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