What it means for India to be the ‘major defence partner’ of US2 min read 09 Dec 2016, 11:27 AM IST
It is expected that the procurement of weapons' systems, spares for platforms already in Indian inventory and the transfer of technology will get smoother with the new status
New Delhi: Defence minister Manohar Parrikar and US secretary of defence Ashton Carter on Thursday finalised India’s designation as a “major defence partner" of the US. This was announced in the India-US joint statement issued at the close of Carter’s visit to New Delhi. Thursday’s meeting between Carter and Parrikar was the seventh since the Narendra Modi government took office in May 2014.
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