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Indo-US : 10-year defence pact on agenda

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  1. bloo

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    Indo-US : 10-year defence pact on agenda

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    New Delhi, Aug. 2: India and America look set to start talks on a new 10-year defence cooperation agreement from 2015 when US defence secretary Chuck Hagel visits New Delhi next week.

    The defence relationship is currently based on a 2005 agreement called the New Framework of Defence Cooperation that was signed when Pranab Mukherjee, now India’s President, was the defence minister. That agreement was to hold good for 10 years.

    Following the agreement, India had increased defence purchases from the US and increased military-to-military ties but, in the last two years, the UPA II government had gone slow, with then defence minister A.K. Antony not favouring participation in multilateral military exercises hosted or organised by the US.

    Last week, however, the Indian Navy concluded war games under the Malabar series of exercises with the US and Japan in the Pacific. An Indian frigate, the INS Sahyadri, is also currently in a multinational exercise called RIMPAC hosted by the US Pacific Command in Hawaii.

    Hagel’s visit would follow that of the US secretaries of state and commerce. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Washington in September.

    While the US administration has said it does not expect major defence deals to be signed during Hagel’s three-day visit beginning August 7, the Indian defence establishment is close to finalising contracts for heavy-lift and attack helicopters with the Pentagon. But New Delhi has also said that another contract — for M777 ultra-light howitzers for the artillery divisions — could be cancelled because they were too expensive.

    Defence ministry sources say the Defence Acquisitions Council could take a call on purchasing 15 Chinook twin-rotor heavy-lift helicopters and 22 AH 64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters (both made by Boeing) and Hellfire missiles to arm them as early as mid-August. The contracts could top $2.5 billion.

    Hagel is expected to urge India for greater participation in the US’s Defence Trade and Technology Initiative by identifying sectors in which Indian companies could enter into joint ventures with American firms.

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  2. Lord ZeN

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    Hope they quickly finalize it.
     
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    Kuch Tech bhi Transfer kardo yaar
     
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    US have this much of secretaries :lol::lol: .First Foreign secretary ,now defence secreatary Lol.
     
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    Good Move.

    If india is to realise its TRUE POTENTIAL a regional military and industrial superpower then doing it with USA as a partner only gives us MORE CREDIBILITY.

    Get the yankee dollar in FDI
    Get the USA know how in defense prepardness
     
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    Mr. Secretary we'd like to buy Javelin ATMs with full TOT.
     
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    ...AT WHAT CONDITIONS...???
    THere was such a move by US during Atal's tenure, but India rejected as it came with too many strings....
     
  8. Abingdonboy

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    * AH-64E

    Something to look foreword to... hope this happens as scheduled.


    Also would be more than content if the M-777 was some how given a lifeline.
     
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    Not ant the expense of Russia.
     
  10. IndoUS

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    Whats the difference mate?
     
  11. Abingdonboy

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    The AH-64E had previously been called the AH-64D Blk.III. Basically it is the latest and most advanced version of the Apache with newer, more powerful, engines, new composite rotor blades (allowing for an increase in cruising speed, climb rate, and payload capacity) and upgraded avionics (including to the Longbow radar).

    A few of the new features will be of little use to India- such as the ability for the AH-64E to control a UAV and the addition of LINK 16.

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  12. AZADPAKISTAN2009

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    Wow us is getting really desperate now ..

    My oh my Apache on table ...

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    Poison is always sugar Coated, tastes nice and sweet at first and then the venom kicks in


    We took few pills , and yes we are still feeling effects of that candy
     
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    India isn't Pakistan.......


    That lady is where exactly? Oh yeah- back home in India. Indian servitude to the master race right there :coffee:
     
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    To the Indian posters, you see this. There are vested interests who do not ever want the US and India to get cozy with each other. Realize that......
     
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    good, get their weapons, and if they don't agree to a full ToT, let's do a dragon and reverse engineer it... maybe with Russian help :D