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Second Meeting of Joint Working Group on Aircraft Carrier Technology Between India & US Concludes

During this meeting, various aspects of cooperation in the field of aircraft carrier technology were discussed and a joint statement was signed
NEW DELHI: The second meeting of the Joint Working Group on aircraft carrier technology co-operation (JWGACTC), constituted under Indo-US Defence Trade and Technology Initiative concluded here on Thursday.
During this meeting, various aspects of cooperation in the field of aircraft carrier technology were discussed and a joint statement was signed.
An eleven member delegation of the US Side, headed by Rear Admiral Thomas J Moore, Program Executive Officer, Aircraft Carriers (United States Navy), visited various defence/ industrial installations in India including the Shore Based Test Facility at Goa, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Bengaluru and Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), Kochi. The delegation also visited the first Indian Indigenous Aircraft Carrier being constructed at CSL.
“The concluding session of the Joint Working Group Meeting was held on February 18, 2016 and was co-chaired by Vice Admiral GS Pabby, Controller Warship Production and Acquisition and Rear Admiral Thomas J Moore, Program Executive Officer, Aircraft Carriers (United States Navy),” a Ministry of Defence press release said.
The meeting was attended by members of the Joint Working Group and relevant representatives from IHQ MoD (N), HQIDS, DRDO and Ministry of External Affairs, India.


Source: Defense News

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