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5 February 2015, WorldPress

Business Underpins India-U.S. Defense Deal

Sameer Patil, National Security, Ethnic Conflict and Terrorism, Gateway House has written an article on the renewal of the bilateral defense pact between India and U.S., which would allow India to strengthen its defence R&D and build a robust indigenous defence industrial base. This article has been republished by WorldPress

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On Jan. 25, India and the United States renewed their bilateral defense pact for 10 more years. The 2015 Framework for the U.S.-India Defense Relationship strengthens cooperation between the two countries in the areas of defense technology, military exchanges and counterterrorism.

For the first time, co-production and co-development are at the core of the defense engagement outlined in the framework, indicating the importance for India of technology transfers and indigenous manufacturing. The agreement makes India part of a group of nations that includes Japan, the United Kingdom and Taiwan, with whom the United States cooperates on defense technology.