Embassy Archives Embassy Archives

First India -US Defence Joint Working Group held in New Delhi

New Delhi
April 10, 2007
(Press Information Bureau)

The first India _ US Defence Joint Working Group meeting was held in New Delhi today. The meeting was co-chaired by Mr S Banerjee, Director General (Acquisition), Ministry of Defence and Mr Richard P Lawless, Deputy Under Secretary of Defence (Asian and Pacific Affairs), US Department of Defence. The discussions were held in the most cordial and friendly atmosphere. 

The Joint Working Group was envisaged in the New Framework for India – US Defence Relationship, signed by the then Defence Ministers of India and US, Mr Pranab Mukherjee and Mr. Donald Rumsfeld, in June 2005. The Defence Joint Working Group conducts midyear review of the work overseen by the Defence Policy Group, which is the apex dialogue mechanism for the India-US defence relationship.