UK Recognizes The Indo-Pacific Concept; The Gap With India Is Not Widening But A Closing One In Defence: Brigadier Gavin Thompson
In an exclusive interaction with BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha, Defence Adviser( Ministry of Defence), British High Commission, Brigadier Gavin Thompson talks about the deepening defence cooperation with India.
Tempest British Government has committed a significant amount worth £1.9 billion into the program. It would an absolute sense to be a make in India program. So far, the Indian government is very receptive to the idea. We like to be much closer to the QUAD and in the future we would be much more closely aligned to the QUAD. But in reality in our day to day operation, UK is fully integrated in the Indian Ocean region through multiple engagements with India. Britain's 65,000 -tonne HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier which is based on Electric Propulsion is offered to India.