India, UK discuss technical ‘know-how’ on Maritime Electric Propulsion System

United Kingdom’s Chief of the Defence Staff, Admiral Sir Tony Radakin was recently on a three day visit to India. He met with top Indian military officials and discussed various issues including of technology and information sharing, amidst a series of high-level military interactions between the two nations.

The top UK military officer had a detailed discussions over sharing technical know-how and experience on maritime electric propulsion systems to meet future requirements of Indian warships.

Both the countries are also looking at increasing cooperation and strengthening relationships in logistics, technology and information sharing, and are also in talks over a training pact that will allow the armed forces of both countries to share common ethos and basis to come together across the domains of land, air and maritime.

Notably, India and UK already have a shared understanding on logistics, and now both the countries are looking to engage in other areas, including training their militaries together.

The logistics pact between India and the UK was seen to be put to effect during the visit of the IAF to Exercise Cobra Warrior where IAF pilots flew five Mirage 2000 fighters and during the recent visits of HMS Tamar and HMS Lancaster to India. HMS Lancaster visited Kochi last month to train with the Indian Navy as part of Exercise Konkan.