India - East Asia
Chronology from Oct 2006 to Dec 2006
: U.S. imposes sanctions on two Indian chemical firms for selling WMD-related materials to Iran.
: U.S.-India Peaceful Atomic Energy Cooperation Act signed by President Bush.
: U.S. Congress approves U.S.-India nuclear agreement.
: President Bush and PM Singh in a phone call exchange views on current matters and express satisfaction at the current state of U.S.-India relations.
: India and the U.S. signed a $39 million military sales agreement on Indian navy’s purchase of six former U.S. Navy H-3 Sea King helicopters.
: Sixth annual joint U.S.-India naval exercise, Malabar held in the Arabian Sea. U.S. and Indian infantry also hold joint counterterrorism drills in Karnataka State.
: Pranab Mukherjee is named India’s foreign minister. A.K. Antony is named defense minister.
: President Bush and PM Singh in a phone call exchange views on Doha trade negotiations, the civilian nuclear agreement, and regional developments in Pakistan and North Korea.