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Delhi’s INDUS-X Summit Boosts India-U.S. Defence Innovation Alliance

The two-day catalyst summit will feature a dynamic array of activities aimed at fostering collaboration, innovation, and knowledge exchange.

New Delhi is gearing up to host the much-anticipated INDUS-X Summit on February 20-21, 2024, a landmark event symbolizing the deepening collaboration between India and the United States in defence innovation.

Organized by Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) under the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, alongside the Department of Defence (DoD), United States, in partnership with the U.S.-India Business Council and the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM), the summit promises to be a pivotal moment driving strategic technology partnerships and defence industrial cooperation between the two nations.

The INDUS-X Summit follows the launch of the India-U.S. Defence Acceleration Ecosystem (INDUS-X) in June 2023, during Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s State Visit to the US. Since its inception, INDUS-X has been instrumental in expanding bilateral ties in defence innovation.

Now, with the upcoming summit, stakeholders from both India and the USA are poised to converge in New Delhi to explore and capitalize on emerging opportunities in the defence sector.

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The two-day catalyst summit will feature a dynamic array of activities aimed at fostering collaboration, innovation, and knowledge exchange. From engaging panel discussions and interactive workshops to senior leaders forums and felicitation ceremonies for joint challenge winners, the agenda is brimming with insightful sessions designed to chart the future trajectory of U.S.-India defence relations.

Participants will include defence innovation stakeholders from governments, academic and research institutions, investors, defence start-ups, technology incubators, industry associations, and other enablers of the start-up ecosystem.

One of the highlights of the event will be the felicitation of the Joint INDUS X challenge winners under the IMPACT program, recognizing their contributions to advancing defence innovation and collaboration.


The INDUS-X Summit signifies a significant moment for advancing defence innovation and collaboration between India and the United States. It is poised to set the stage for future technological advancements and strategic partnerships, fostering cross-national science and technology networks.

Moreover, the summit will play a crucial role in building connectivity between domestic entrepreneurs, markets, skilling institutions, government labs, and investment capital, thereby nurturing successful innovation ecosystems.

The INDUS-X Summit holds immense promise in further strengthening the India-U.S. defence partnership and accelerating the pace of innovation in the global defence landscape.

Pratham Gurung
Pratham Gurung
An avid movie buff who aspires to make it into the armed forces. Always had a knack for words so reading and writing are my favourite hobbies. Can debate on anything but not everything.
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