India’s Department of Atomic Energy is making a $140 million in-kind contribution to the PIP-II accelerator under construction at Fermilab. Indian institutions will provide a number of technical components for the new machine. The collaboration provides Indian scientists the training, technical insight and know-how for the development of their domestic particle accelerator program.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a $140 million in-kind contribution from the Indian Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) towards collaborative development of the Proton Improvement Plan-II Accelerator, for the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility. India will contribute to superconducting research, electromagnets, radio frequency equipment, and other technical components for PIP-II.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and President Joe Biden met last Thursday to deepen bilateral cooperation between the two countries on cutting-edge scientific infrastructure. As part of the agreement, India will supply components worth $140 million to the U.S. Department of Energy’s plans to upgrade the Fermilab accelerator complex to create the most intense high-energy neutrino beams which would help unravel understanding of the evolution of the universe. This contribution is described in number 10 of the White House statement.