Britain has offered technology transfer to India for co-production of weapon systems and military platforms.
Britain and India can prove to be “world beaters”. “We are looking at government-to-government framework for transfer of technology,” Britain’s defense secretary Michael Fallon said, on technology transfer to India in defence manufacturing during an interactive session at a leading think-tank on UK-India strategic ties Wednesday.
Fallon is on a four-day visit to India aimed at enhancing security and defense ties. Fallon also called for strengthening cooperation between the two countries to effectively deal with terrorism and extremism, calling them a major challenge facing the globe.
Referring to a spate of recent terror attacks including in London, St Petersburg and Egypt , he said, “No country is immune from terrorism. India and the UK need to work hard to combat it,” particularly emphasising on boosting cyber security cooperation to protect youths from radicalism and extremism.
The Indian ministry of defense constituted committee to study the setting up of a new organization for defense procurement has submitted its report in February 2017. The committee constituted in April 2016 comprising experts from various fields has recommended the creation of a central, autonomous, empowered professional organization to build up indigenous defence capability as a strategic imperative for long term self-reliance, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said in a written statement in the Parliament Tuesday
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