Published On : Wed, Jun 8th, 2016

US names India as ‘major defence partner

pm-modi-obama-washington-pti_650x400_61465352935Washington: The US has recognised India as a “major defence partner”, a significant development which paves the way for the country to be treated on par with America’s closest allies for defence related trade and technology transfer.

“Noting that the US-India defence relationship can be an anchor of stability and given the increasingly strengthened cooperation in defence, the United States 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 yesterday.