U.S. and India Celebrate One-Year Anniversary of INDUS-X Initiative

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The US Department of Defense and Indian Ministry of Defence marked the one-year anniversary of the India-US Defense Acceleration Ecosystem (INDUS-X).
US India initiative Indus X
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The US Department of Defense and Indian Ministry of Defence marked the one-year anniversary of the India-US Defense Acceleration Ecosystem (INDUS-X). Launched during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 2023 visit to Washington, INDUS-X aims to build a defense innovation bridge under the initiative on Critical and Emerging Technology (iCET).

The program has fostered private sector cooperation between the two nations, facilitating partnerships among defense technology companies, investors, and researchers. The third INDUS-X Summit, set for September 2024 in Silicon Valley, will focus on harnessing private capital for defense innovation.

The U.S. and India have a long history of collaboration on defense initiatives, reflecting their strategic partnership. Previous joint efforts include the Defense Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) and numerous military exercises, which have enhanced interoperability and strengthened defense ties between the two countries.

This close cooperation is part of a broader strategy to ensure stability and security in the Indo-Pacific region. The collaboration on defense technology and innovation under INDUS-X further solidifies the relationship, positioning both nations to address emerging global security challenges effectively.

The U.S.-India defense partnership continues to grow, with both countries committed to advancing their shared interests through initiatives like INDUS-X, which not only enhance national security but also stimulate economic growth and technological advancement in both nations.

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