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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrives Washington DC for 5-day visit; Predator drones on top of agenda

The two countries want to take their defence cooperation to the next level.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: December 03, 2018 10:12 IST ]
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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday arrived Washington DC for a 5-day visit. She will be laying wreath at National Cemetery before the bilateral meeting with US Secretary of Defence James N Mattis at Pentagon.

She will also visit the Mountain View headquarters of Pentagon’s Defence Innovation Unit (DIUx). 

DIUx recently tied up with its Indian counterpart. 

As per reports, acquisition of weaponized Predator drones and anti-missile shield for India will be on the top of the agenda. The two countries want to take their defence cooperation to the next level.

Equipped with cameras, sensors and firearms, US has used Predator drones in combat in the war in Pakistan, Afghanistan, the NATO intervention in Bosnia, Serbia, the Iraq War, the 2011 Libyan civil war, the 2014 intervention in Syria and Somalia.

 

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