GS Paper - 2 (International Relations)

The Cabinet approved a pact between India and the United States on cooperation in the field of geology. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) will provide an institutional mechanism between the Geological Survey of India (GSI) and the Florida International University (FIU) on cooperation in the field of Geology.


  1. The identified area of cooperation between the two participants will be the development of the geological knowledge, research regarding the geologic and tectonic environment of post collisions magmatism in India-Asia collisional margin, geologic history and tectonics of the Eastern Himalayan syntaxis.
  2. The cooperation will also be for the exchange of information on technology and geoscientific data and other areas of mutual interest to be decided upon by the parties.
  3. They will also develop cooperative projects in the fields of regional geological, geochemical, petrological and multi-isotopic studies related to the evolution of post-collisional magmatic belts (Ladakh Plutons).