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India and US agreed to maintain pace and momentum of their partnership, particularly their defence ties. Both committed to build upon tremendous progress in bilateral defense cooperation made in recent years.

India and US to Sustain Defence Partnership

India and US to Sustain Defence Partnership

India and US to Sustain Defence Partnership

Highlights

  • India-US defence relationship is on right path.
  • Secretary Mattis and Minister Parrikar affirmed their commitment to sustain momentum on key bilateral defence efforts to include defence technology and trade initiative.
  • Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar is current Defence Minister of India.
  • Two nations are discussing ways to develop this partnership through technology sharing and co-production.
  • It is aimed at enhancing military cooperation between two nations, deal ensures mutual logistics support in military exercises undertaken jointly by US and India, disaster management, military training, and other humanitarian crisis.
  • This was first conversation between two leaders after Gen (retd) Mattis was sworn in as Defence Secretary.
  • Anti-free trade stance of new US government may not be favorable to India, but on other hand, Trump has explicitly expressed support for counter-terrorism measures against Pakistan. The step in collaboration with India is likely to see US Presidents have steered clear of its vision.

About Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence DRDO

Ministry of Defence DRDO

Ministry of Defence DRDO

  • Formed: 1776
  • Jurisdiction: India
  • Headquarters: South Block, Cabinet Secretariat, Raisina Hill, New Delhi
  • Cabinet minister: Manohar Parrikar
  • MoD is charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of government relating directly to national security and Indian armed forces.
  • President of India is Supreme Commander of Armed Forces of country.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 17, 2017

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