India, US Move Forward On Naval Collaboration
NEW DELHI (ANI) – The US Ambassador to India, Eric Garcetti, on October 4, said the “great minds” back in his homeland and India can find more paths to peace.
The US envoy was attending the plenary session of ‘Swavlamban 2.0’, a two-day seminar here, of the Naval Innovation and Indigenization Organization.
Referring to the growing global challenges, Garcetti cited the presence of the US and India’s chief of staff at the Indo-Pacific army chiefs’ conference in the national capital, saying that both countries are cooperating with each other and strengthening bilateral ties for a “safer tomorrow”.
In the event, two INDUS X challenges under ‘INDUS-X Mutual Promotion of Advanced Collaborative Technologies’ (IMPACT) challenges, jointly finalized by iDEX and the Department of Defense, were launched by India’s Defense Minister Rajnath Singh.
The India-United States Defense Acceleration Ecosystem (INDUS X) was launched at an event in Washington DC, on June 21, this year for the co-development and co-production of advanced technologies by Indian and American start-ups with the involvement of both the governments along with businesses, and academic institutions for strategic technology partnership and defense industrial cooperation.
“This relationship grows more and more. It takes my breath away. But I think most importantly, for the average Indian and the average American they need to know these meetings are about their safety, about their future, and about showing that India can produce here for the world. And America is ready to be its partner,” Garcetti said.