India and the US signed 2015 Framework for the India-US Defence Relationship

Jun 4, 2015 17:54 IST

India and the United States (US) on 3 June 2015 signed the 2015 Framework for the India-US Defence Relationship. The framework was signed by the Manohar Parrikar, India’s Defence Minister and Ashton Carter, US Secretary of Defence.

The framework was signed during the three-day official visit of the Dr. Carter to India from 2 June to 4 June 2015.

Main highlights of the 2015 India-US Defence Framework

  • It builds upon the previous framework and successes to guide the bilateral defence and strategic partnership for the next ten years.
  • It provides avenues for high level strategic discussions, continued exchanges between armed forces of both countries, and strengthening of defence capabilities.
  • It also recognises the transformative nature of the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI).

Apart from this, both India and the United States also finalized two project agreements for joint development of Mobile Electric Hybrid Power Sources and the Next Generation Protective Ensembles.

Further, both the leaders also agreed to expedite discussions to take forward cooperation on jet engines, aircraft carrier design and construction, and other areas.

The two also agreed to pursue co-development and co-production projects that will offer tangible opportunities for American defence industries to build defence partnership with the Indian industries including in manufacturing under ‘Make in India’.

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