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India's response to US publication of Entities list

November 14, 1998
New Delhi

Following is a Statement made by Official Spokesman of the
Ministry of External Affairs on US Government publication of "Entities List"

The US Government has published an "Entities List" of Government Departments, Research Institutions, Public Section Undertakings and Private Companies in India which will be subject to export restrictions and embargoes from the United States.

We regard this as a highly unfortunate development. These restrictions interfere with the free flow of trade, technology & finance and have an adverse impact on mutually beneficial business interaction.

This decision reflects the continuation of a coercive approach that is entirely misplaced and counter-productive. Such steps are unhelpful for meaningful discussions towards an improvement in bilateral relations which is desired by both countries.