Honorary USG Chairman:

CAPT Chad Gagnon
Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation 
U.S. Embassy


Mr. Alain Garcia
Vice President, Global Business Development – India
Boeing Defense, Space and Security 
The Boeing Company


Mr. Samit Ray
Dy. Vice President Govt. Affairs & Public Policy South East Asia, RTX
Raytheon Technologies Corporation


Mr. Gaurav Mehndiratta 
Partner and Head – Aerospace & Defence
KPMG India


Ms. Udaya Arun

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U.S.-India relations have emerged stronger through the pandemic. Over the last two decades the U.S. has become a significant supplier of defense equipment to India, become India’s largest military exercise partner, taken steps to improve inter-operability and coordination, and signed technical agreements to further expand India’s access to high-end American defense technology. The multifaceted relationship has made considerable progress to push forth the bilateral defence cooperation and this continues to have an upward trajectory. As a major supplier of aerospace and defense products to India, the U.S. is keen to look for a way forward in meeting India’s needs and aspirations of achieving self-reliance. The signing of all the foundational agreements to bolster defense ties between the two nations and defense sales to India now exceeding $22 billion is a testimony to this. Significant collaboration opportunities in strategic and technical expertise across defense infrastructure, defense systems and the electronics equipment segment focusses on ways to strengthen military y-to-military engagement and bilateral defense trade, including industry collaboration.

The Defense Committee is a forum for discussion on topics related to government-to-government and private sector involvement in the growing U.S.-India defense relationship. The committee members convene monthly for business meetings, meetings with U.S. Government officials, seminars and conferences to address topics of U.S. defense engagement in India and prepares submissions to the government highlighting proposed recommendations to the defence sector policies. The U.S. defense industry in India supports over 28,000 direct jobs and gainful employment for an additional 20,000 people. Overall, they also support in bringing improvement in quality of life for over 2.6 million people through multiple initiatives. AMCHAM Capability document titled ‘U.S.-India Defence Partnership: Co-Production & Co-Development’ highlights the key facets of this partnership.