India-United Kingdom Defence Partnership

Britain is keen to transfer technology to India for co-production of military platforms and weapon systems. Both the countries will encourage joint ventures and other collaborative arrangements with an aim to establish ‘Make India’. Recent MOU signed between Bharat Dynamics Ltd and Thales UK on Technology to transfer opportunities for missile system and to develop an Advanced Hawk Jet Trainer by BAE and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) are some indicators.Both countries plan to co-operate in manufacture of naval platforms such as surface vessels - for eg destroyers, frigates and air craft carriers and sub-surface platforms (conventional diesel electric submarines). They are also likely tocollaborate in the manufacture of sub-systems such as electronic warfare systems and sea-based heli-borne.


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