Past Event

U.S.-India Defence Cooperation: The Path Ahead

Wednesday, February 08 - Thursday, February 09, 2017
Chambers, Taj Mahal Hotel
The Parliament Room

Taj Mansingh Hotel Rd
New Delhi

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Event Report

This was an exclusive, expert roundtable discussion on “U.S.-India Defence Cooperation: The Path Ahead”. The discussion featured, among others, Ms. Leanne Caret, President & CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security and was chaired by Dr. Harsha Vardhana Singh, Executive Director at Brookings India.

With cumulative defense sales crossing $8 billion dollars in the last decade, the U.S.-India defence relationship has become a key element of the overall bilateral partnership. Defence ties also encompass regular high-level talks and exchanges, frequent military exercises, and the beginnings of defence co-production and co-development. Sustaining engagement and cooperation will be critical in the coming years under Donald Trump’s presidency.

The discussion was private, off-the-record and under the Chatham House Rule.