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India- U.S. Defence Industrial Cooperation UPSC NOTE


India- U.S. Defence Industrial Cooperation

  • Cooperation in high technology areas and identifying opportunities for co-development and co-production.

  • Building resilient supply chains.

  • Co-development of new technologies

  • Co-production of existing & new systems.

  • Facilitate increased collaboration between defence startup ecosystems of the two countries.

  • Enhancing defence cooperation in several areas, including convergence of strategic interests and enhanced security cooperation.

  • India-U.S. partnership is critical for ensuring a free, open and rules-bound Indo-Pacific region.

India - US defence relations - overview

  • The US has granted the status of a ‘non-NATO ally’ to India.

  • India has also been recognized as a major defence partner and has been granted Strategic Trade Authorization Tier 1 (STA-1), relieving regulations for US high-tech defence and aerospace exports.

  • India conducts more bilateral exercises with the U.S. than with any other country.

  • Major exercises:

    • Tiger Triumph - Indian Army and Navy -  US Navy

    • Vajra Prahar - United States Army Special Forces - Para SF

    • Yudh Abhyas -  It is the largest joint military exercise between India and the US.

    • Malabar Exercise - Quadrilateral naval exercise of India, USA, Japan and Australia.

  • The India-U.S. Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) is aimed at promoting co-development and coproduction efforts

  • Major agreements:


  • General Security Of Military Information Agreement

  • It was the first of the foundational agreements to be signed in 2002.

  • It essentially guaranteed that the two countries would protect any classified information or technology that they shared.

  • It was aimed at promoting interoperability and laid the foundation for future US arms sales to the country.


  • Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement

  • LEMOA allows both countries to have access to each other’s designated military facilities for refueling and replenishment.

  • Signed in 2016.


  • Communications and Information Security Memorandum of Agreement.

  • Signed by India in 2018.

  • Valid for 10 years.

  • COMCASA aims to provide a legal framework for the transfer of highly sensitive communication security equipment from the USA to India that will streamline and facilitate interoperability between their armed forces.


  • Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement for Geo-Spatial cooperation.

  • BECA will help India get real-time access to American geospatial intelligence that will enhance the accuracy of automated systems and weapons like missiles and armed drones.

  • Through the sharing of information on maps and satellite images, it will help India access topographical and aeronautical data, and advanced products that will aid in navigation and targeting.



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