The 4th meeting of the Joint Working Group on Aircraft Carrier Technology Co-operation (JWGACTC), constituted under the auspices of the Indo – US Defence Trade and Technology Initiative, was organised in India from 29 Oct to 03 Nov 17.
- The concluding session of the Joint Working Group meeting explored ways to boost cooperation between the two countries in sharing technology relating to aircraft carrier.
- The meeting marked yet another significant landmark in the ongoing cooperation between the two countries in the field of aircraft carrier technology. The two sides agreed to meet in the US early next year.
- The Indian delegation was headed by Vice Admiral D M Deshpande, Controller Warship Production and Acquisition, while the US side was led by Rear Admiral Brian Antonio, Program Executive Officer, Aircraft Carriers.
- “Both sides acknowledged the significant achievements of the Joint Working Group so far and discussed plans for future cooperation under various aspects of aircraft carrier technology such as design optimisation, construction philosophy, trials procedure and project management,” the defence ministry said in a statement.