India, US arrange trade collaboration discussion board

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 22

The US and India have arrange an trade collaboration discussion board beneath the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI). The DTTI is tasked with co-development of army applied sciences.

The discussion board could have a standing mechanism for creating and sustaining dialogue between the Indian and US trade on defence expertise and industrial cooperation.

Agreed upon on July 14, it was made public late Tuesday night time by US Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord. She was talking on the digital ‘India Ideas Summit’ organised by the US India Business Council.

Lord stated it will open many potentialities for the 2 international locations. “The forum will provide an opportunity to individual members of the private sector to provide facts, data, expertise, or other relevant information on possible projects to the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) and also to the US Department of Defence (DoD),” she stated.

The discussion board goals at facilitating dialogue between authorities and trade on points which will relate to availability of vital and delicate materials and overseas direct funding.

The Joint Secretary, Department of Defence Production, designated by the Indian MoD, and the Principal Deputy for Industrial Policy, designated by the US DoD, will function discussion board co-conveners. The authorities sector would coordinate with commerce associations on both aspect.

‘Want India to choose US in defence solutions’

The US and India are negotiating a co-development programme for the air-launched unmanned aerial automobile (UAV), US Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord has stated. This can be achieved by the US Air Force analysis labs, DRDO, IAF and an Indian startup. Noting that the US defence gross sales to India has grown exponentially over the previous 10 years, Lord stated the US was striving to turn out to be India’s first selection in defence options. TNS

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