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INDUS-X Summit to Propel India-U.S. Defence Innovation Collaboration

INDUS-X Summit to Propel India-U.S. Defence Innovation Collaboration


New Delhi:  The eagerly anticipated INDUS-X Summit is set to kick off on February 20-21, 2024, in New Delhi, heralding a significant chapter in the collaborative efforts between India and the United States in the realm of defence innovation. Hosted by Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) under the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, and the Department of Defence (DoD), United States, in collaboration with the U.S.-India Business Council and Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM), the summit aims to serve as a pivotal platform fostering strategic technology partnerships and defence industrial cooperation between the two nations.

Launched during the State Visit of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to the United States in June 2023, the India-U.S. Defence Acceleration Ecosystem (INDUS-X) has played a crucial role in expanding bilateral ties in the domain of defence innovation. The INDUS-X Summit is expected to bring together stakeholders from both countries, providing them with an opportunity to explore and capitalize on emerging opportunities.

The two-day summit is designed to be a catalyst, featuring a dynamic lineup of activities aimed at fostering collaboration, innovation, and knowledge exchange. The agenda includes panel discussions, workshops, senior leaders forums, and felicitations for joint challenge winners. Defence innovation stakeholders, including representatives from governments, academic and research organizations, investors, defence start-ups, technology incubators, and industry associations, will converge to develop ambitious initiatives to drive INDUS-X forward. The Joint INDUS X challenge winners under the IMPACT initiative will also be recognized during the event.

The INDUS-X Summit is positioned as a pivotal moment for advancing defence innovation and collaboration between India and the United States. It is expected to set the stage for future technological advancements and strategic partnerships, stimulating cross-national science and technology networks. Additionally, the summit aims to strengthen the connective tissue between domestic entrepreneurs, markets, skilling institutions, government labs, and investment capital—critical components for building successful innovation ecosystems. The event is poised to chart the trajectory of U.S.-India defence relations into a new era of cooperation, innovation, and shared progress.

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