India and the United States Monday inked a pact to set up a Global Center for Nuclear Energy Partnership in the northern state of Haryana to promote research and development of as well as to strengthen global nuke security. India's Secretary of Department of Atomic Energy Srikumar Banerjee and U.S. Ambassador to India Timothy Roemer signed the agreement on the sidelines of the talks between U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the national capital. "The Center (central government) will facilitate deliberation and discussions of international experts on various issues including innovation in nuclear reactors and the nuclear fuel cycle, development of proliferation-resistant reactors, security technologies and the effects of radiation exposure," Banerjee told the media. He said India would also conduct short-term training courses for international nuclear experts in nuclear security. "As countries having advanced nuclear technology, both India and the U.S. would like to promote cooperation on initiatives aimed at strengthening global nuclear security and addressing threats of nuclear terrorism, and cooperating in programs for capacity building of interested states," the official added.