Make-in-India will reflect in US-India defence ties: Carter

By Ritika Bisht
In Defence
April 11, 2016
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Carter and ParrikarThe US has stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s manufacturing project Make-in-India will get reflected in the defence activities between the two nations.

“Make-in-India is on Prime Minister Modi’s priority list and (Indian Defence Minister) (Manohar) Parrikar is reflecting it in our defence activities by stressing on co- production, co-development and technology sharing,” US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said during the interaction to media at Old Goa Church complex in presence of Manohar Parrikar. Carter, touring India for a second time in a year, said his visit is significant “because India and the USA are doing many activities together to help secure this part of the world and other parts of the world.”

Carter, who touring India for a second time this year, said his visit is significant “because India and the USA are doing many activities together to help secure this part of the world and other parts of the world.”

“We have a great partner in the form of India. India and our interests overlap in many important ways. We are together to make world safer,” he said.

Parrikar said the trip was very important as it reflected in the fact that he is coming to India for a second time within a short span. The Secretary will leave for New Delhi to participate in a meeting of the US-India Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI).