US, India Ink Deal to Expand Defense Ties

Indo-US 2+2 Dialogue a Chance to Address Specifics in Context of Larger Geo Political Goals

"In particular, we look forward to finalising the Westinghouse civil nuclear project that will provide clean and reliable power to millions of Indians", the US Secretary of State said.

The agreement was signed during a meeting in New Delhi among U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and their Indian counterparts.

Officials have previously said that the pact would also allow the transfer of equipment such as armed surveillance drones to India from the U.S., according to a Reuters report.

But with trade and strategic ties growing quickly between the US and India, both countries have been eager to downplay potential diplomatic troubles.

Foreign and defense chiefs of the U.S. and India will meet on Thursday to hold their first ever 2+2 dialogue.

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The US has signed similar pacts with less than 30 other countries, the report added, citing a senior US defence official.

In an apparent reference to China and its Belt and Road initiative - which floods developing countries with cash for infrastructure projects that sometimes can not be repaid - Pompeo said the U.S. and India wish to pursue "fundamental rights and liberties and prevent external economic coercion".

The United States and India on Thursday signed an agreement for closer intelligence sharing and military collaboration, the State Department announced.

"While he is delicately balancing relations in his geographic neighbourhood with recent tensions with China in Doklam and arms sales with Russia, Modi sees a bright future with the United States", he said in the op-ed.

The move is expected to further facilitate India-US trade and technology collaboration in defence and high technology areas.

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He mentioned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement at the Shangri-La Dialogue last June that said 'a commitment to common values must be shared - the foundation upon which we build a shared destiny'.

Sitharaman told a joint press briefing the agreement "will enhance India's defense preparedness".

"We have acquired various advanced defense platforms from the U.S. We are thus partners in building defense capability in the broadest sense of the term", she said.

However, a new defence bill proposes giving the USA president authority to grant waivers when national security interests are at stake. India supports President Trump's South Asia Policy.

"Today our partnership has become one of the most consequential in the region and in the world", Mattis said. "But something more significant the longer-term direction of USA foreign policy may be making India cautious", they wrote. "They are meant to be a - have an impact on the sanctioned country, which is Russian Federation", the secretary of state said.

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The joint statement after the "2+2" highlighted the steps taken to enhance interoperability - US' designation of India as "major defence partner"; United States military sales to India (valued at US$16 billion); easing of U.S. restrictions on exports of progressively higher levels of technology to India; inclusion of India in the top tier of countries entitled to licence-free exports of USA technology, etc. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says, "I am delighted to be making my first trip to India as Secretary of State, sixteen weeks into my time".

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