NEWS IN BRIEF
India and the US continue to scale up their military cooperation, with their first-ever bilateral tri-Service exercise slated to be held off Vizag and Kakinada on India’s Eastern seaboard in November. Codenamed Exercise Tiger Triumph, it will focus on large scale humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) operations. India and the US have been increasing the complexity of their service-to-service level military exercise. This will be only the second time that India will be conducting a tri-service engagement with a foreign country after Exercise Indra with Russia in 2017. Defence trade between India and the US too has been increasing steadily. An estimated $18 billion worth of defence deals have been signed with American companies over the last decade. Reports suggest that another $10 billion worth of deals, are lined up with the US.