28 Sep '14, 3pm

India To Push Joint Weapons Development During US Visit ~via Defense News

India To Push Joint Weapons Development During US Visit ~via Defense News

NEW DELHI — India’s leader will seek joint development of high-tech weaponry when he visits the White House on Sept. 30, in a shift from the country’s “buy and supply” relationship with the US, an Indian official said. New Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also discuss greater participation of US and Indian defense companies when he visits with US President Barack Obama, said the official with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). Defense analysts here say the Modi government will not give big-ticket weaponry orders to the US on a government-to-government basis, as was done by the previous United Progressive Alliance government. Instead, Modi will push for greater participation by US defense companies in forging partnerships with domestic defense companies to boost the domestic defense industry. In the past decade, India has bought US $10 billion in weapons from the Unit...

Full article: http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140928/DEFREG03/3092...

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