- It is a collaboration between India and USA.
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Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI)
- Defence cooperation between the United States and India is a strategic priority for both nations, but the pace and scope of cooperation on defence technology and trade has been impeded by differing bureaucratic processes and legal requirements.
- In 2012, Secretary of Defence Mr. Leon Panetta directed Deputy Secretary of Defence Dr. Ashton Carter to undertake an initiative to provide increased U.S. senior level oversight and engagement to get beyond these obstacles.
- The undertaking is referred to as the Defense Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI).
- The DTTI is not a treaty or a law but It is a flexible mechanism to ensure that senior leaders from our nations are persistently focused on the opportunities and challenges associated with growing our defence partnership.
It aims for the following things:
- Transform the bilateral defence relationship into one that is limited only by independent strategic decisions, rather than bureaucratic obstacles or inefficient procedures.
- Strengthen India’s defence industrial base by moving away from the traditional “buyer-seller” dynamic toward a more collaborative approach.
- Explore new areas of technological collaboration from science and technology cooperation through co-development and co-production and
- Expand U.S.-Indian business ties.
- The Department of defence (US) established The India Rapid Reaction Cell (IRRC) in January 2015 to focus exclusively on advancing the DTTI.
- President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Modi expressed their support for the DTTI through a joint statement in January 2015 and directed that the DTTI focus on pursuing six co-development/co-production pathfinder efforts.