India-US Defence relations Current Affairs, GK & News

First Repair of a US Navy Ship in India

On August 7, 2022, US Navy Ship (USNS) reached at Katupalli Shipyard of L&T at Ennore, near Chennai to undertake repairs and maintenance. This adds a new strategic dimension to India-US military partnership. Highlights: A US Navy Ship is being repaired for the first time in an Indian shipyard. India had proposed during India-US 2+2 ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

MH-60R Multi-Role Helicopters

As per defence authorities, first batch of three MH-60R Multi-Role Helicopters is likely to arrive India by July 2022. Indian Navy had ordered the MH-60R Multi-Role Helicopters from the United States. Key Points A case is also being prepared to purchase six Kamov Ka-31 early warning helicopters. Three helicopters were sent to Indian Navy in ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2021

India and the United States are set to start a 15-day mega military exercise in Alaska from October 15, 2021 in a bid to further deepen bilateral military cooperation between both the countries. Key Points Year 2021 will mark the 17th edition of the exercise “Yudh Abhyas”. Exercise will be conducted at Joint Base Elmendorf ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

India-US to set-up JWG in Defence industrial security

India and United States (US) held their Industrial Security Agreement (ISA) summit between September 27 to October 01, 2021 at New Delhi. Key facts The summit was organised in order to develop a protocol to exchange classified information between the defence industries of both the countries. It was led by “Designated Security Authorities (DSAs)” viz., ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

US Navy hands over MH-60R multi role helicopters to India

United States Navy has handed over first two MH-60R Multi Role Helicopters (MRH) to Indian Navy, further strengthening the India-US defence relationship. Key Points Indian Navy is procuring 24 of MH-60R helicopters manufactured by Lockheed Martin. Helicopters are being procured under foreign military sales from US at an estimated cost of USD 2.4 billion. Indian ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: