The U.S. Consulate General in Hyderabad is hosting the U.S.-India Defense Ties Conference on December 18-19 at the Taj Krishna Hotel, Hyderabad. The Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) are organizing the conference in partnership with the U.S. Consulate. The conference will bring together government officials, corporate leaders, researchers and entrepreneurs, to build on both countries’ achievements and further strengthen U.S.-India collaboration in defense manufacturing and innovation.
The bilateral defense relationship between the United States and India is strong and continuing to grow. The partnership has evolved into a strategic relationship involving joint research, co-development and production of high-end defense equipment and expanded cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. U.S. and Indian companies are already collaborating in the co-production of C-130 transport aircraft, F-16 fighter planes, and Apache helicopters at joint facilities in Hyderabad. Through strong U.S.-India private sector collaboration, Hyderabad and other innovation centers in India continue to evolve as important aerospace and defense manufacturing hubs.
In addition to the first ever tri-service military exercise between India and the United States, Tiger Triumph, on the Andhra Pradesh coast in November, the Port of Visakhapatnam has welcomed three U.S Navy ship visits in the past year. The American and Indian militaries work together to increase interoperability, build partner capacity, prevent conflict, and promote regional strength and peace throughout the Indo-Pacific region. At the same time, the U.S.-India defense relationship, and resulting cooperation in industry and technology, is an innovation engine and job-creator for both Indians and Americans.
The U.S.-India Defense Ties Conference will focus on the following topics: U.S.-India bilateral defense legacy and policies, U.S. industry involvement, and areas for co-development and co-production. Conference attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the U.S.-India defense partnership, network with both key decision-makers and subject matter experts, and highlight private sector innovation and technologies for the defense sector.