India and the USA on Tuesday decided to increase its co-operation in oil and gas, power, renewable energy and coal sectors during the first meeting of the US-India Strategic Energy Partnership. USA president Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the partnership on June 26, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Through the partnership, USA and India collectively seek to enhance energy security, expand energy and innovation linkages across respective energy sectors, bolster strategic alignment, and facilitate increased industry and stakeholder engagement in the energy sector,.
USA Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Indian Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan co-chaired today the inaugural meeting of the USA-India Strategic Energy Partnership. “USA and India will pursue four primary pillars of cooperation: (1) Oil and Gas; (2) Power and Energy Efficiency; (3) Renewable Energy and Sustainable Growth; and (4)Coal. Both parties may consider establishing additional pillars of cooperation based on mutual agreement,” Pradhan said.