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WASHINGTON, September 8The US and India intend to expand their defense partnership, including in emerging areas such as space and artificial intelligence, they say in a joint statement by the leaders of the two countries – President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“President Biden and Prime Minister Modi reaffirmed their commitment to deepening and diversifying the key defense partnership between India and the United States by expanding cooperation in new and emerging areas such as space and artificial intelligence, as well as accelerating cooperation in defense production,” the document reads. , which was released by the White House.
In this context, as noted, the American leader welcomed India’s request for the purchase of 31 General Atomics MQ-9B attack drones (16 Sky Guardian and 15 Sea Guardian devices), as well as related equipment.
“These vehicles will enhance the intelligence collection, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities of the Indian Armed Forces in all domains,” the statement said.
US President Joe Biden is in the capital of India on this day, where the G20 summit will be held. The White House host will have a meeting with Prime Minister Modi on Friday. In addition to it, Biden, as previously reported, intends to hold several more bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the summit.