Resolution introduced in US House to bring India on par with NATO allies

A Congressional resolution aiming to bring India on a par with America’s NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) allies in terms of Defence trade and technology transfer was introduced recently.

The US-India Defense Technology and Partnership Act (HR 4825) proposes to amends the Arms Export Control Action. It was introduced by Congressman George Holding, Co-Chair of the House India Caucus.

The resolution seeks to formalise (i) India’s status as a major partner of equal status as US’s NATO allies and closest partners and (ii) also elevate India’s status in export of defence articles from the US.

Benefits to India

  • Cement the India-US relations and lay a foundation for future cooperation and growth.
  • Shorten the time required for the notification of sale or export of defence articles from the United States to India.
  • Encourage more joint contingency planning and require the US government review and assess India’s ability to execute military operations of mutual interest.

US-India Defence Relations

Defence trade between the US and India is one of the strongest areas of the bilateral economic relationship. Over the past 10 years it has risen from $300 million to over $14 billion.

Advertisement

Categories: India Current Affairs 2017International Current Affairs 2017

Tags:

advertisement

Comments