India says it has made substantial progress in talks with a top U.S. official to increase cooperation in high-technology.
The U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia, Christina Rocca, was scheduled to discuss implementation of a plan to boost collaboration in nuclear activities and other areas with Indian officials on Thursday in the capital.
Ms. Rocca had planned to meet a senior official from India's foreign ministry, S. Jaishankar.
Ms. Rocca arrived in New Delhi and held preliminary discussions with Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran on Wednesday.
In January, the United States and India formed a plan (called the Next Steps in Strategic Partnership) to increase cooperation in several areas of high-technology. Officials from both countries only began to discuss implementing the plan earlier this month -- after the United States lifted sanctions on India in September.