Strengthening the defense axis between India and the United States

The governments of India and the United States have agreed to enhance industrial cooperation in the defense sector. This is an announcement made today by the US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austinwho arrived in New Delhi on Sunday for a two-day official trip ahead of the Prime Minister’s state visit Narendra Modi in Washington.

“The strategic partnership between India and the United States is the cornerstone of a free and open Indo-Pacific. Our alliance continues to grow rapidly and we are also looking forward to expanding industrial cooperation in the defense sector,” he told reporters. AustinAfter he held a series of talks with the Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singhand with the National Security Adviser of India Ajit Doval.

“Our critical and emerging technology initiative with India allows us to explore new avenues to jointly develop key defense platforms,” ​​he added. Austinreferring to the US-Indian Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technology (ICET), which the President signed last May Joe Biden And by the prime minister Narendra Modi.

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