India and U.S. conduct Virtual Discussion on Defense Cooperation: Check Here

India and U.S. conduct Virtual Discussion on Defense Cooperation: Check Here




The tenth Defense Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) Group Meeting was held practically on September 15, 2020. The gathering was co-led by Mr. Raj Kumar, Secretary, Defense Production, from the Indian Ministry of Defense and Ms. Ellen M. Ruler, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, from the U.S. Branch of Defense. DTTI Group Meetings are ordinarily held two times per year, switching back and forth among India and the United States. This time, meeting was held through VTC because of COVID pandemic. 


The point of the DTTI Group is to bring supported administration center to the reciprocal protection exchange relationship and make open doors for co-creation and co-advancement of guard gear. Four Joint Working Groups zeroed in ashore, maritime, air, and plane carrying warship innovations have been built up under DTTI to advance commonly concurred ventures inside their areas. The gatherings answered to the co-seats on continuous exercises and shared open doors including various close term ventures focused for finishing on need. 

India and U.S. conduct Virtual Discussion on Defense Cooperation: Check Here

As proof of their pledge to exhibiting the accomplishment of DTTI, the co-seats marked a Statement of Intent (SOI) that proclaimed their purpose "to fortify our exchange on protection innovation collaboration by seeking after definite arranging and gaining quantifiable ground" on a few explicit DTTI ventures. 


The co-seats were additionally satisfied to take note of that since the last DTTI Group meeting in October 2019, a DTTI Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the ID and improvement of helpful activities under DTTI has been finished. The SOP will fill in as the structure for DTTI and permit the two sides to reach and archive a shared comprehension on the most proficient method to characterize and make progress. A freely releasable concentrate of key components of the SOP was likewise distributed in July as the DTTI Initial Guidance for Industry, and circulated through Indian and U.S. industry affiliations. 


Further endeavors to energize U.S. also, Indian industry to agreeably create cutting edge advancements under the DTTI Group were featured by the first DTTI Industry Collaboration Forum (DICF), which occurred practically on September 10, 2020. The DICF was met by Shri Sanjay Jaju, Joint Secretary (Defense Industries Production), Mr. Michael Vaccaro, Director, International Armaments Cooperation, and Ms. Amy Murray, Director, Small Business Programs. This discussion offers an open door for Indian and U.S. industry to be legitimately engaged with DTTI and encourages discourse among government and industry on issues that sway mechanical joint effort. The aftereffects of the conversation were informed to the DTTI Group co-seats.

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