India, US seek to deepen defence technology partnership

26 September 2017

India and the United States are seeking to “re-energise” their defence technology and trade partnership to support expanded emphasis on joint development and production, the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said.

Following meetings in New Delhi on 26 September between India’s defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and US defence secretary James Mattis, the two officials both outlined an intention to expand the joint Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI), which was established by the two governments in 2012.

Jane’s understands that the talks were focused on identifying new projects and technologies for collaboration under the DTTI. These include potential collaboration on land systems and additional opportunities for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems.

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