Home / DoD / Report: Panetta Discussing Tech Sharing In India

Report: Panetta Discussing Tech Sharing In India

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is in New Delhi, India for a two-day visit to discuss the country’s role in transferring technology and co-producing military equipment, reports Marcus Weisgerber for Defense News.

Panetta arrived in India on Tuesday for his first visit as defense secretary and his visit to India is part of a nine-day Asia trip, according to Weisgerber.

India has acquired $8 billion worth of U.S. military equipment within the past decade, Weisgerber reported.

He will meet with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Defense Minister A. K. Antony, and national security adviser Shivshankar Menon to discuss their bilateral defense trade relationship and military equipment modernization.

The U.S. is now testing the production of C-130 cargo plane spare parts in New Delhi.

Check Also

GAO: Air Force to Deploy New Combat Rescue Helicopters to Active Component by FY 2020

The Government Accountability Office has found that the U.S. Air Force intends to start fielding in fiscal 2020 new Combat Rescue Helicopters to replace aging HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters that have recorded the most flight time when it comes to staff recovery missions. GAO said in a report published Thursday the service will initially deploy the new helicopters to the active component six years ahead of the reserve component and to the Air National Guard by 2027.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *