The India-United States Defence Acceleration Ecosystem (INDUS X) was launched at an 2-day event in Washington DC which was co-organised by Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX), Ministry of Defence and US Department of Defence (DoD). The event aimed to foster collaboration between Indian and US start-ups in deeptech innovations especially in the domains of Space and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Joint Showcasing of Innovative Technologies
A highlight of the event was the joint showcasing of innovative technologies by 15 Indian start-ups and 10 US start-ups across various domains, including maritime, AI, autonomous systems, and space. The exhibition provided a platform for Indian and US stakeholders to witness cutting-edge advancements and explore potential collaborations.
Other investment in the Future of US-Indian Defence relations
The recent launch of iCET(India- US Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technology) was a landmark event in India-US relationship. Its objective is to elevate and expand Indo U.S strategic technology partnership and defense industrial cooperation between the governments, businesses, and academic institutions of the two countries. This initiative will help forge links between the government, academia, and industry in areas such as AI, quantum computing, 5G/6G, biotech, space, and semiconductors. It has the potential for synergistic partnerships between the two countries in driving innovation and mutual growth.
Fostering Innovation and Strengthening Defence Relations between India and the United States
The launch of INDUS X marks a significant milestone in the defence relations between India and the United States. This collaborative platform aims to harness the potential of Indian and US start-ups, academia, and industries to drive innovation in critical areas such as Space and AI. By fostering co-development, co-production, and deepening collaborations, INDUS X paves the way for a mutually beneficial partnership, contributing to the advancement of defence technologies and strengthening the strategic ties between the two nations.
Important Takeaways for competitive examinations
Lloyd Austin is the Secretary of Defense of United States
Indian Joint Secretary of Department of Defence is Shri Anurag Bajpai
US Secretary of the Air Force is Mr. Frank Kendall