India-UK to finalize defense technology exchange system

The deal will enable strategic collaboration for India to have "highest level access" to fighter aircraft and jet engine advanced technology.

India-UK to finalize defense technology exchange system
Jeremy Quin with Dr. Ajay Kumar on his last visit to India in April. [Source: Twitter]

The British parliament was informed that India and the UK have almost finalized a system for the joint production of advanced defense technology on Thursday, May19.

During the Q&A session in the House of Commons, UK minister for Defence Procurement, Jeremy Quin, confirmed that a letter of arrangement for the same is in the process of being agreed.

If successful, the deal will cover joint research and co-development programs between the two nations, enhancing bilateral ties in defense and making India less reliant on Russia.

India and the UK discussing the arrangements. [Source: UK India Business Council]