Donald Trump’s visit may strengthen defence, space plans

   By Power Corridors ,  12-Feb-2020
Donald Trump’s visit may strengthen defence, space plans

The key outcomes from the visit could include a deal for an Integrated Air Defence Weapon System (IADWS) worth $1.86 billion, according to people aware of the of the matter.

India and the United States are likely to wind up road maps for defence and space partnerships, as well as possibly a limited scope trade deal, during President Donald Trump’s maiden state visit to the country on February 24-25.

The key outcomes from the visit could include a deal for an Integrated Air Defence Weapon System (IADWS) worth $1.86 billion, according to people aware of the of the matter. This system is also known as the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System-II or NASAMS-II.

“Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, will pay a state visit to India on 24-25 February… During the visit, President Trump and the First Lady will attend official engagements in New Delhi and Gujarat, and interact with a wide cross-section of Indian society,” India’s external affairs ministry said in a statement, announcing President Trump’s visit.