Hyderabad to host two-day conference on US–India Defense Ties

Hyderabad: The U.S. Consulate General in Hyderabad is hosting the U.S.-India Defense Ties Conference on 18 and 19 December at Taj Krishna Hotel, Hyderabad.

The Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) are organizing the conference in partnership with the U.S. Consulate, according to a media release.

The conference will bring together government officials, corporate leaders, researchers and entrepreneurs to build on both achievements and strengthen U.S.-India collaboration in defense manufacturing and innovation further.

The partnership between Indian and U.S. has evolved into a strategic relationship involving joint research, co-development and production of high-end defense equipment. It also expanded cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. The U.S. and Indian companies are already collaborating in the co-production of C130 transport aircraft, F-16 fighter planes and Apache helicopters at joint facilities in Hyderabad. Through strong U.S.-India private sector collaboration, Hyderabad and other innovation centers continue to evolve as important aerospace and defense manufacturing hubs.

In addition to the first ever tri-service military exercise between India and the United States, Tiger Triumph, on the Andhra Pradesh coast in November, the Port of Visakhapatnam has welcomed three U.S Navy ship visits in the past year. The American and Indian militaries work together to increase interoperability, build partner capacity, prevent conflict and promote regional strength and peace throughout the Indo-Pacific region.

At the same time, the U.S – India defense relationship, and resulting cooperation in industry and technology is an innovation engine and job-creator for both Indians and Americans.