The US-India Defence Technology and Partnership Act was introduced in the Senate by Senators Mark Warner and John Cornyn – co-chairs of the Senate India Caucus. If this act is passed, it will elevate the status of the Indo – US defence relationship on par with that of America’s closest allies like NATO and Israel.
The legislation has been sent to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for necessary action. The act urges the US government to enhance India’s military capabilities in the context of combined military planning and promote co-production and co-development opportunities.
For India, it encourages the government to authorise combined military planning with the US for missions of mutual interest such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counter piracy, and maritime domain awareness.
For the US, it encourages the executive branch to designate an official to focus on US-India defence cooperation, facilitate the transfer of defence technology and maintain a special office in the Pentagon dedicated exclusively to the US-India Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI).
So let’s discuss some questions related to this post :
1. Name the Senators who have introduced the US-India Defence Cooperation Act in US Senate ?
Courtesy : Business Standard