“Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will once again strike a tough bargain for India during the ongoing three day visit of the US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter, a bargain that will see the country benefitng on both the economic and strategic front besides gaining immensely on the technical front
India and the US on Tuesday agreed to ink the much delayed Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement or LEMOA, one out of the three foundational pacts that have been hanging in air for over a decade now. LEMOA is the agreement on sharing of military logistics between India and the American forces and will facilitate support such as refuelling and berthing facilities for each other’s warships and aircrafts on a reimbursable basis.
Ahead of his maiden visit to China on April 18, India’s defence minister Manohar Parrikar has indeed kept Chinese sensitivities in mind and followed an extremely balanced and matured approach while taking decisions during the just concluded three day visit of the US defence secretary, Ashton Carter to India….
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has done it again. Striking a hard bargain with the visiting US Defence Secretary, Dr Ashton Carter, Parrikar has made it possible for India to collaborate with the US and get home the technology for jet fighter engines as also for building aircraft carriers within the next one year….
India and the United States have agreed to expand collaboration under the Defence Technilogy Trade Initiative (DTTI) as also the Make in India efforts of Government of India. The two sides also announced their in principle agreement to conclude a Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement and to continue working toward other facilitating agreements to enhance military cooperation and technology transfer….
Carter’s visit to India comes close on heels of the unveiling of India’s new Defence Procurement and Procedures (DPP) –that lays the framework for joint co-operation and collaboration in various defence projects, a discussion is also expected to take place between the two sides on the jet engine.
Experts say this legislation could fundamentally alter India’s position and power in Asia and beyond.
India’s top political hierarchy recognizes that a robust defence partnership with the United States offers India benefits that no other country or group of countries can provide
Big change: Sending a clear message to India’s enemies, defence minister Manohar Parrikar has said
Adani Aero Defence Systems & Technologies Ltd, Elbit-ISTAR and Alpha Design Technologies Pvt Ltd have signed the statement of intent to cooperate and work together in the field of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in India under the government’s Make in India initiative
Reliance Defence and Rafael partnership to address programs valued at Rs 65000 cr (or $10 billion); to se4t up a joint ventuire at Dhirubhai Ambani Land systems parks for ultr-modern weapon systems The project to ahve an initial capital outlay of more than Rs 1300 crore JV to focus on air to air missiles, air defence systems and large aerostats asx part of the Centre’s Make in India initiative.