New Delhi: India and the United States today agreed in-principle to establish an Industry Security Joint Working Group that will meet periodically to alight the two nations’ policies and procedures expeditiously to allow for their defence industries to collaborate on cutting edge military technologies.
This decision was taken at the Industrial Security Agreement (ISA) summit between the two nations that was held here between Sep. 27 to Oct. 1, according to an Indian Ministry of Defence statement.
The summit was organised to develop protocol for the exchange of classified information between the defence industries of both the nations. The summit was led by Designated Security Authorities (DSAs) — Anurag Bajpai on the Indian side and David Paul Bagnati from the US side.
The ISA was signed in Dec. 2019 to facilitate the exchange of classified information between the defence industries of both the countries. It was held to create a roadmap for the implementation of the ISA. The DSAs also visited Indian defence industry in preparation for the roadmap.
“During the summit, both the sides agreed in-principle to establish the Indo-US Industrial Security Joint Working Group. This group will meet periodically to align the policies and procedures expeditiously that will allow the defence industries to collaborate on cutting edge defence technologies,” the statement said.