23 June 2017

US approves sale of 22 Guardian drones to India

US approves sale of 22 Guardian drones to India

The US has cleared the sale of 22 unmanned Guardian drones to India. This deal has been termed as a “game changer” ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington for his maiden meeting with President Donald Trump.

The deal, estimated to be worth $2 to 3 billion, has been approved by the State Department.  The sale of 22 predator drones being manufactured by General Atomics is “a game changer” for US-India relations as it operationalises the status of “major defense partner.”  Mr. Modi’s first meeting with Mr. Trump has been scheduled to take place at the White House on June 26.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Donald Trump is the 45th President of USA.

Source- The Hindu

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