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US wants to be India's first choice in defence solutions: Pentagon official

The Political-Military Affairs Bureau State Department said that defence trade with India has increased from near zero in 2008 to over $20 billion in 2020

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The top DCS categories to India during this period were military electronics (USML category XI); fire control, laser, imaging, and guidance equipment (category XII); and aircraft and related articles.

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The US is striving to become India's "first choice" in defence solutions, a top Pentagon official has said, noting that America's defence sales to the country has grown "exponentially" over the last 10 years, from nil to over $20 billion this year.
Promoting acquisition and sustainment initiatives with key international partners like India remains a top priority of mine, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen M Lord said on Tuesday.
US Defence sales to India has grown exponentially over the last 10 years, and we're striving to become India's first choice in defense solutions, he said at the 'India

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First Published: Jul 22 2020 | 1:15 PM IST

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