US and India are preparing to unveil an array of collaborations in defense, and AI

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US and India are preparing to unveil an array of collaborations in defense, and AI
US and India are preparing to unveil an array of collaborations in defense, and AI

The Indian leader will join Biden in a press conference on Thursday, where both leaders will answer questions from journalists

The U.S. and India are set to announce a range of defense and technology collaborations during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first state, U.S. visit. The talks will focus on deepening defense and military ties, technology collaboration, and supply chain diversification, as per CNBC.

Our is, the world’s most populous country, is expected to become the third-largest economy in the coming years. The bilateral partnership is “deeper and more expansive than ever,” with the goal of upholding a free and open Indo-Pacific. Modi is on his first state visit to the U.S., where he has met President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, and prominent business leaders like Elon Musk and Ray Dalio.

The Indian leader will join Biden in a press conference on Thursday, where both leaders will answer questions from journalists. This is the first time Modi has addressed a press conference in the country since his 2014 appointment.

India and the US are expected to announce joint production of F414 jet engines in India, involving General Electric and Hindustan Aeronautics. Master ship repair agreements will save cost and time for the US military, allowing Indian shipyards to service and repair US navy ships. The India-U.S. Defense Acceleration Ecosystem aims to integrate India’s private sector defense industry with the US defense sector.

The country is diminishing its reliance on Russian military supply by diversifying its military hardware. India’s defence capabilities are being secured with assistance from the US, France, Great Britain, and Israel. Despite administrative hurdles, the government is anticipated to buy MQ-9B SeaGuardian drones. The removal of bureaucratic barriers has astonished the Indians, and they are aware that more needs to be done. With the military accords, the country hopes to lessen its dependency on Russia for military supplies while securing its borders with China and Pakistan.

The US has adopted a “friend-shoring” policy to diversify away from China and tap into the potential of other nations in the region, and  Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit takes place at the same time. To encourage supply chain diversification, US and Indian companies will collaborate to establish semiconductor facilities. The two nations are also anticipated to announce agreements on increasing telecommunications capabilities, collaborating on artificial intelligence (AI) advances, and boosting crucial mineral supply chains. Additionally, Applied Materials will reveal the opening of a new semiconductor commercialization and innovation hub in the country. Modi thinks that now is the perfect time for the country to accelerate its economic progress and collaborate with the president and all Indians to achieve great success. Additionally, China is challenging the US in the space race, with NASA and the ISRO collaborating to work on a framework for human spaceflight cooperation this year.

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