United States recognises India as its ‘Major Defence Partner’

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Published on: 8 Jun 2016 5:57 AM GMT
United States recognises India as its ‘Major Defence Partner’
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Washington: In a crucial development, the United States (US) on Tuesday recognised India as its ‘Major Defence Partner’. It means the country would now be treated at par with America’s closest allies for defence related trade and technology transfer.

“Noting that the relationship between the two countries can be an anchor of stability, the US hereby recognises India as a Major Defence Partner, said a joint statement issued after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with US President Barack Obama.

Applauding the military cooperation between the two countries, especially in joint exercises, training and Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Assistance, Obama and Modi expressed their desire to explore options which would facilitate further expansion of bilateral defence cooperation in practical ways.

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