India, US Push Ahead With Talks On Making Futuristic Weapons

India and the US have decided to push ahead with their discussions on joint development and production of futuristic military systems, ahead of the first “two-plus-two” dialogue between defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and foreign minister Sushma Swaraj with their American counterparts, Jim Mattis and Mike Pompeo, to be held here in early-November.

This emerged during the seventh meeting of the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI), co-chaired by defence production secretary Ajay Kumar and his US counterpart, undersecretary of defence for acquisition and sustainment Ellen M Lord, here on Wednesday.

The earlier projects proposed by the US under DTTI were quite modest in nature despite India looking for “unique and transformative military technologies” to give its armed forces a decisive edge over its rivals.

Since then, the US has offered India a tri-lateral venture with Israel to develop futuristic infantry combat vehicles, as also participation in its “future vertical-lift (FVL) aircraft” programme for five different helicopters under the DTTI, as first reported by TOI. Read More

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