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CHENNAI: A large and diverse U.S. delegation will attend DefExpo 2018, a key defence trade event in India and the region. The delegation will include active duty military officers, government officials, and industry executives – demonstrating the depth and breadth of the commitment of the United States to the U.S.-India Major Defence Partner relationship. The U.S. Government delegation will be led by Kenneth I. Juster, U.S. Ambassador to India, and Major General Bryan Suntheimer, Deputy Commanding General of U.S. Army Pacific.

“The U.S. designation of India as a Major Defence Partner marked a milestone in U.S.-India defence cooperation,” said Ambassador Juster. “President Trump and Prime Minister Modi are driving forward this Major Defence Partnership and our broader strategic relationship with a shared vision for peace, security, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.”

Together, the United States and India are building a dynamic defence relationship through the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative, military exercises, official visits and exchanges, and the sales of military systems and platforms. In addition, the U.S. defence industry has demonstrated its commitment to partnering with India to provide the highest quality, most reliable, and most technologically-advanced defence equipment and systems in the world – from small arms, to unmanned aerial systems, to helicopters and fighter aircraft. Nineteen U.S. companies will exhibit at this year’s DefExpo; many more are participating. A number of these companies have operated in India for years, while others are new to the market.