Monday, January 26, 2015

Recap of India-US deals after Obama Visit

**Joint production of military hardware including advanced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
**Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) to focus on four pilot projects, explore aircraft carrier manufacturing technology (sharing and design), and explore future cooperation on development of jet engine technology.
**DTTI, will become the hallmark of the Modi government’s ‘Make-in-India’ initiative.
Indo-US  joint naval exercise MALABAR.
**Cooperation between their law enforcement agencies, particularly in the areas of extradition and mutual legal assistance, to counter transnational criminal threats such as terrorism, narcotics, trafficking, financial and economic fraud, cybercrime, and transnational organized crime.
10-year Defence Framework Agreement and agreed in principle to pursue joint development and production projects
**New vision for Asia Pacific.
**The US has offered India 17 hi-tech products of military hardware for co-production and co-development under DTTI. Of the 17, India is understood to be interested in five, including unarmed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and aircraft landing system for aircraft carriers.
**China  much worried about Obama visit to India, recalls the moment when PM Modi was persona non grata in USA just year before and there was tension between two countries after expulsion of diplomat from New Delhi

**Civil nuclear cooperation  between India and USA