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Defence Secy Giridhar Aramane attends 17th meeting of India-US Defence Policy Group in Washington as co-chair

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Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane and US Under Secretary of Defence for Policy Dr Colin Kahl co-chair 17th meeting of India-US Defence Policy Group in Washington

Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane and US Under Secretary of Defence for Policy Dr Colin Kahl co-chaired the 17th meeting of India-US Defence Policy Group (DPG) in Washington DC last night.

The meeting was cordial and productive.

The Ministry of Defence in a statement said, during the meeting, the two sides reviewed the progress made in furthering defence industrial cooperation and operationalising the India-US Major Defence Partnership.

Important aspects such as military-to-military cooperation, implementation of foundational defence agreements, exercises and the ongoing and  future cooperative activities in the Indian Ocean Region were discussed.

Considerable focus was given on the ways and means to enhance defence industrial cooperation, including technology partnership, long-term research and development and improving supply chain security.

The meeting also discussed promoting co-development and co-production in India including potential areas and projects where Indian and US defence companies could work together. The two sides  agreed to encourage both the private and government stakeholders to utilise the innovation ecosystems and promote defence start-ups.

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