The U.S. Consulate General in Hyderabad and the Nexus Startup Hub are hosting a Defense Startups Workshop from December 16-17 at the T-Hub, Hyderabad. The workshop will focus on defense startups, in tandem with the larger U.S.-India Defense Ties Conference hosted in Hyderabad from December 18-19. The workshop will bring together entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, and government officials to demonstrate how start-ups and their technologies can build on both countries’ achievements in defense innovation and further strengthen U.S.-India collaboration in defense manufacturing.
The bilateral defence relationship between the United States and India is strong and continues to grow. The partnership has evolved into a strategic relationship involving joint research, co-development and production of high-end defense equipment and expanded cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. U.S. and Indian companies are already collaborating in the co-production of C-130 transport aircraft, F-16 fighter planes, and Apache helicopters at joint facilities in Hyderabad. Through strong U.S.-India private sector collaboration, Hyderabad and other innovation centers in India continue to evolve as important aerospace and defense manufacturing hubs.
In addition to the first ever tri-service military exercise between India and the United States, Tiger Triumph, on the Andhra Pradesh coast in November, the Port of Visakhapatnam has welcomed three U.S Navy ship visits in the past year.
The American and Indian militaries work together to increase interoperability, build partner capacity, prevent conflict, and promote regional strength and peace throughout the Indo-Pacific region.
At the same time, the U.S.-India defense relationship, and resulting cooperation in industry and technology is an innovation engine and job-creator for both Indians and Americans. This growth will only accelerate with the inclusion of start-ups in the process.