India, US set for biggest defence collaboration, says Rajnath

02/06/2020

Lucknow, Feb. 6: Defence Minister of India Rajnath Singh today said the India-US collaboration in defence manufacturing could prove to be the “biggest collaboration of this century”. 

Speaking at a seminar organised during the ongoing DefExpo by the US-India Business Council (USIBIC), he said, “While the US is major exporter (of military equipment), the defence manufacturing sector in India is growing at a rapid pace. In such a situation, our collaboration can prove to be the biggest collaboration of this century.”

India has imported equipment worth around $18 billion from the US in the past 12 years. Rajnath Singh sought to synchronise export capabilities of the US defence sector with the ever-expanding opportunities in the defence manufacturing sector available in India to take the relationship between the two countries towards a collaborative approach from the traditional “buyer-seller” arrangement. “Reform that have been made, will continue,” he said.

India also expressed its readiness to take the defence engagement with friendly African countries to the next level. Addressing the India-Africa Defence Ministers Conclave in Lucknow today, on the sidelines of the DefExpo, Rajnath Singh said, “India will continue to intensify and deepen engagement. It will be a partnership guided by your priorities.”

He stressed on strengthening cooperation and mutual capabilities in combating terrorism and extremism. 

Twelve defence ministers and 38 countries represented the India-Africa Defence Ministers’ Conclave today. -Agencies

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