India, US hold Inaugural Defense Dialogue on space, AI

| Updated: 26 May, 2023 7:01 pm IST

NEW DELHI: In an effort to strengthen the defence partnership in new areas, including space and Artificial Intelligence, India and the US held the Inaugural India-US Advanced Domains Defence Dialogue in New Delhi.

“US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy Vipin Narang and Director Michael Horowitz of the Emerging Capabilities Policy Office met with their Indian counterparts for the inaugural US-India Advanced Domains Defense Dialogue (AD3) in New Delhi,” US Department of Defence spokesperson Lisa Lawrence said.

“The Dialogue followed a commitment by US and Indian officials at the 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue in 2022 to deepen collaboration on evolving new defence domains, with an emphasis on space and artificial intelligence,” Lawrence added.

US and Indian officials also exchanged views on the unique defence challenges in these domains, their respective defence policies, and areas of convergence and opportunities for further cooperation. They also discussed priorities for maintaining safety and stability, and promoting responsible uses of technologies in these domains.

“The Dialogue renewed the commitment of the United States and India to expand and deepen bilateral defence cooperation in advanced domains,” Lawrence said.

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