The United States and India have been strengthening their defense ties in recent years, with the two countries signing several agreements that have the potential to increase their joint capabilities significantly. These deals send a clear message to China – that India and the US are ready to stand together against Chinese aggression in the region.

“The United States has become one of our most important defense partners,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. “When defense and aerospace in India grow, industries in the states of Washington, Arizona, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and Pennsylvania thrive.”

This month, India and the US signed an agreement for military logistics sharing, which allows both countries to access each other’s military facilities for refueling, repair, and other support services. This agreement is a significant step forward in enhancing cooperation between the two countries and will enable them to better respond to any potential threats from China.

“The nature, the depth and breadth of our deliverables for this summit is unprecedented, and I think tomorrow the two leaders will be underscoring all the areas in which the US and India are advancing on common fronts,” a senior administration official said.