A membership of MTCR would bring India closer to technology control regimes that it had fought and worked around for decades to build its missile and space programmes. The next plenary of MTCR is schedule to held now. Building on the conclusion of their 10-year Defense Framework Agreement, both sides expressed satisfaction with progress on Defense Technology and Trade Initiative pathfinder projects, including the establishment of the Working Groups on Aircraft Carrier Technology and Jet Engine, and the growing cooperation between US and Indian defense industries through the ‘Make in India’ initiative. Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar is expected to visit the US this fall. Honoring the memory of victims of terrorism from around the globe, including citizens of India and the US on 26/11 and on 9/11, the two sides resolved to deepen cooperation to prevent terrorism, endorsing a Joint Declaration on Combating Terrorism to expand their partnership, it said.