India-Lithuania agree to work in deep tech, semiconductor area

Lithuania delegation led by vice-minister Karolis Zemaitis met India’s sc & tech minister Jitendra Singh and discussed ways and means to revive the 2010 agreement in the area of science and technology

India Lithuania semiconductor

New Delhi: A high-level delegation of the Republic of Lithuania, led by its vice-minister of economy and innovation Karolis Žemaitis, called on the Indian science and technology minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday and agreed to work in the areas of deep tech startups and forge lasting ties in manufacturing of semiconductor chips.

The leaders also discussed ways and means to revive the 2010 agreement in the area of science and technology.

Responding to the keen interest of Singh to give a further fillip to startup culture to create more job opportunities and wealth creation, Žemaitis assured the Indian minister that Lithuania has robust knowhow and capacities in life sciences, biotechnology and other STEM areas and keen to have cooperation between the two countries in high tech startups.

Also Read: AICTE launches tech curriculum for VLSI design, IC manufacturing

The department of science & technology (DST), government of India, through ministry of external affairs (MEA) has been negotiating a science & technology agreement with the Government of Lithuania since 2010. In April 2010, a revised Indian counter draft incorporating few minor modifications was formally submitted to the Lithuanian side. Formal response of the Lithuanian side is still awaited. Copy of the last version may be handed over to the Lithuanian vice minister, said a senior officer.

A high-level delegation of Lithuania meeting with Indian Sc&Tech minister Jitendra Singh

Singh said, India has made rapid advances in the last nine years in areas of science, technology and innovation and conveyed to the Lithuanian side that India is ready to extend all help to its age-old partner. “Apart from rapid and globally recognized achievements in space, the biotech laurels in terms of 4 indigenous vaccines of COVID is before the world. India has supplied over 723 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine to 94 countries and also shared the COWIN app for efficient vaccine delivery,” he added.

Also Read: Samsung firm launches IT course for Karnataka’s polytech students

The Lithuanian minister mentioned that a global multinational company (MNC) from his country, Teltonika, is working with Taiwan for manufacturing of sophisticated chips and the company has a presence in India also and can take collaboration of chip making to a new height in years to come.

Previous articleNHPC to start work on Dibang hydel power project, bordering China
Next articleRanchi University to conduct entrance test for PhD enrolment


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here