21 December, 2019
Syllabus subtopic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India's interests
Prelims and Mains focus: about Industrial Security Annex and its significance in Indo-US relations, 2+2 dialogue
News: India and the US have concluded the Industrial Security Annex agreement, which will facilitate collaboration between defence industries by supporting the secure transfer of key information and technology.
Industrial Security Annex
Indo-US 2+2 dialogue
Other agreements signed during the 2+2 dialogue are
Tough task at hand
India and the US have concluded an important defence pact, and have called for Pakistan to act against terrorism. While these are positive outcomes, the two sides tried to underplay the lack of progress on trade deal and the concern in Washington on the recent political turmoil. Delhi and Washington have a tough task at hand to keep their ties from not being affected by these challenges.
Source: Indian Express
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