Business The US-India defence ties are closer than ever. What is the path ahead? Updated : May 01, 2019 04:20 PM IST Both countries have made notable progress on articulating shared values and interests, signing new defense agreements that deepen interoperability, and participating in joint exercises. However, there is still scope for both countries to do more and deepen defense cooperation further. The next government should move quickly to build upon the progress made over the past five years and ensure that US-India defense ties remain closer than ever.