INDO-US DELEGATION MEETS FOR DEFENCE COOPERATION
As part of lndo-us Bilateral Defence Cooperation, the 8th Defence technology and trade Initiative (DttI) Inter Agency task force Meeting was held on february 26 at Delhi. the meeting was co-chaired by Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence staff Vice Admiral A.K. Jain and Acting Director, International Cooperation Matthew Warren. the DttI was initiated with the aim of bringing sustained leadership focus to the bilateral defence trade relationship and create opportunities for co-production and co-development of defence equipment. speaking on the occasion, Vice Admiral A.K. Jain brought out that India’s Defence Industry was in a growing stage and looking to acquire niche technology in manufacturing Defence weapons and equipment. this will also give a boost to India’s flagship ‘Make in India’ initiative. the us Co-chair, Matthew Warren highlighted that defence cooperation between the two countries is continuing to make progress. Both sides understand the importance of DttI in this respect and it is a good forum for mutual cooperation to take ahead the defence ties between the two sides.