U.S clears sale of Guardian drones to India

The United States has cleared the sale of predator Guardian drones to India, as U.S President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged on Tuesday to deepen their defence and security cooperation.

The U.S and India look forward to working together on advanced defence equipment and technology at a level commensurate with that of America’s closest allies and partners, said a joint statement issued after the India-U.S Summit at the White House.

“President Trump and Prime Minister Modi pledged to deepen defence and security cooperation, building on the United States’ recognition of India as a Major Defence Partner”.

“Reflecting the partnership, the U.S has offered for India’s consideration the sale of Sea Guardian Unmanned Aerial Systems, which would enhance India’s capabilities and promote shared security interests,” the joint statement said.

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