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5 February 2015, The Political Indian

Business underpins India-US defence 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 The Political Indian

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On January 25, India and the U.S. renewed their bilateral defence 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 defence technology, military exchanges, and counter-terrorism.

For the first time, co-production and co-development are at the core of the defence 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, U.K., and Taiwan, with whom the U.S. cooperates on defence technology.