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24th June, 2023 Defence

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Context: India-United States Defence Acceleration Ecosystem (INDUS X) launched in Washington DC, U.S.

India-United States Defence Acceleration Ecosystem (INDUS X)

  • The INDUS X event was co-organised by Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX), Ministry of Defence, and US Department of Defence (DoD) and hosted by US-India Business Council (USIBC).
  • INDUS X factsheet released for operationalising the ‘Defence Innovation Bridge’ under Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET).
  • A first-of-its-kind joint showcasing of innovative technologies by Indian and US start-ups took place.
  • 15 Indian start-ups and 10 US start-ups, from multiple domains of maritime, AI, autonomous systems, and space, showcased their technologies to Indian and US stakeholders.


  • The launch of iCET as a landmark event in India-US relationship. The India-US relationship is growing exponentially. There is enormous potential for startups of both nations to collaborate in deeptech innovations, especially in the Space and Artificial Intelligence (AI) domain.


Consider the following statements about “INDUS X” recently seen in news:

  1. It is a new initiative to resolve the differences between India and Pakistan in Indus water sharing.
  2. It was launched in New Delhi.

Which of the above  statements are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both are correct
  4. None of the above

Ans: 4