U.S. Defense Trade With India Evolves

By Jen DiMascio
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
February 17, 2014
Credit: Sikorsky

In the international race to court export weapons to India, the U.S. lags compared with longtime trading partners Russia and Israel.

The U.S. has made up some ground—the U.S. India Business Council estimates military trade between the two nations has gone from nearly nonexistent to more than $14 billion in the last dozen years. And to build on that success, U.S. companies are eager to pursue tighter partnerships with India, which is shifting its emphasis from weapon imports to deals that can help it develop a domestic manufacturing base.

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