India, US sign statement of intent to strengthen dialogue on defence tech cooperation
On September 15, India and the United States signed a statement of intent to strengthen the bilateral dialogue on defence technology co-operation and create opportunities for co-production and co-development of military equipment. In the 10th Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) Group Meeting that was held virtually on Tuesday, a statement was signed by Raj Kumar, Secretary, Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, and US Under Secretary of Defence for Acquisition and Sustainment, Ellen Lord. Raj and Ellen co-chaired the meeting, during which the groups reported to the co-chairs on ongoing activities and collaborative opportunities, including a number of near-term projects targeted for completion on priority. The objective of the DTTI Group is to bring sustained leadership focus to the bilateral defence trade relationship and create better opportunities for co-production and co-development of defence equipment.