India, US agree roadmap for Defense Industry Cooperation Plan

The United States and India have agreed on a roadmap for Defense Industry Cooperation for the next few years.

Both the countries have established an ambitious new roadmap for defense industrial cooperation, which will fast track high priority co-development and co-production in areas such as air combat and land mobility systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, munitions, and the undersea domain.

Further, the roadmap includes specific proposals that could provide India access to cutting-edge technologies.

Besides, both the countries also agreed to review regulatory hurdles impeding closer industry-to-industry cooperation.

Noteworthy, the agreement comes weeks before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Washington on June 22 for an official state visit and holds talks with President Joe Biden.