U.S.-India Defense Trade: Opportunities for Deepening the Partnership
As Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta recently stated in India during a tour of the Asia-Pacific region, “We are developing a new defense strategy for the 21st century, a central feature of that strategy is rebalancing toward the Asia-Pacific region… Defense cooperation with India is a linchpin in this strategy.” Over the past decade, U.S. - India defense ties have grown significantly, including in military sales which have grown from virtually zero to more than $8 billion today. Despite this progress in bilateral defense trade, there have been some setbacks as the two countries continue to learn about each other. At this important juncture, CSIS determined the time was right to examine the progress that has been made — and the challenges that currently exist -- in furthering U.S. India defense trade.
Please join us to discuss the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of a new CSIS report by the Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies entitled: "U.S. - India Defense Trade: Opportunities for Deepening the Partnership."
With introductory remarks by
Amb. Karl F. Inderfurth
Senior Advisor and Wadhwani Chair in
U.S.-India Policy Studies, CSIS
Dr. S. Amer Latif
Visiting Fellow, CSIS