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The Promise and Limits of Indo-US Defense Cooperation

Examines key aspects of US-India defense and technology partnerships, and how security ties will evolve under the Biden administration

This article was originally published in India Inc.

During his recent testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee, the newly minted US Secretary of Defense, Gen. Lloyd Austin, stated that the Biden Administration aims to “further operationalise” India’s Major Defense Partner status and continue to build upon existing strong defense cooperation … [including] … through the Quad security dialogue and other regional multilateral engagements.”

This intent was amply demonstrated at the just-concluded Aero India 2021 which witnessed a strong US contingent at Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru, where the Indian defense major HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) for the first time showcased a scale model of its Twin-Engine Deck-Based Fighter (TEDBF), drawing upon the technology platform of its Tejas Light Combat Aircraft.

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