Pentagon official to lead defence trade dialogue with India

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    A senior Pentagon official has been appointed to lead the defence trade initiative dialogue with India, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Saturday, according to a report by

    PTI.

    ”To further strengthen US-India defence ties, I am directing the Pentagon’s Undersecretary for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (Frank Kendall) to lead the US-India Defence Trade and Technology Initiative with India’s new government,” he said at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.

    Started during the previous UPA regime, Defence Trade and Technology Initiative is aimed at removing bureaucratic bottlenecks in defence trade between India and the US.

    It was also called Carter-Menon initiative as the Indian side was led by the former National Security Advisor, Shivshankar Menon, and the former Deputy Defence Secretary, Ashton Carter.

    Hagel said he plans to play an active and very personal role in expanding this initiative because it is a centrepiece of America’s defence cooperation with India and it should reflect the trust and confidence President Obama and I have in our nation’s relationship with India.

    Pentagon official to lead defence trade dialogue with India - Free Press Journal
     
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