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The objective of this workshop was to bring U. S. and Indian plasma scientists together for mutually beneficial discussions, and to explore the possibilities of further long-term cooperative programs. Indian plasma science is known for its deep theoretical insight. The U. S. program meshes with this, bringing experimental and computational techniques. As a result of this workshop, the papers produced are being published in a special issue of the Indian scientific journal, Pram¿n¿a. Also, five cooperative research proposals for future work have been sketched out. The school was covered by the press, and several articles in "The Times of India" have appeared. Finally, two extra days of discussion concerning future programs were held between Drs. Alexeff and Buti, and representatives of the American Embassy and the Indian Department of Science and Technology in New Delhi. The discussions in Delhi laid down guidelines for future research programs and are described below. The discussions were held between Dr. Alexeff and Buti, and the following American representatives on Wednesday, Dec. 15: American Counselor for Scientific and Technological Affairs, Dr. Thomas Vrebalovich, the Science and Technology Specialist. Sudarshan Kamar Dutt, and the National Science Foundation Representative, D. S. Gujral. On Thursday. December 15, discussions were held with Dr. Dutt, and with the Indian representatives fo the Department of Science and Technology (a cabinet level organization in India) with Drs. Dhar and Deshpande. Guidelines obtained are stated in the following. 1.

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IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 2 )