U.S Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Elizabeth Jones to Lead the Largest-Ever U.S Delegation to Aero India 2023

“It will be an honour to lead the largest-ever U.S delegation to Aero India to showcase the world-class equipment, training, capability and interoperability the U.S industry and military offer. As India modernizes its defence capabilities, certainly we want to be the partner of choice.  We are increasingly focused on mutually beneficial co-production and co-development partnerships. We see India as an indispensable partner for a safer, more prosperous, more open, and freer Indo-Pacific region,” said Ambassador Jones.

Aero India is set to witness a cross-section of U.S military members and, according to the US embassy, impressive aircraft will also feature at Aero India 2023.

The U.S. government delegation to Aero India will include:

Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Mission to India, Ambassador A. Elizabeth Jones

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, Jedidiah P. Royal

Senior Defense Official, U.S. Embassy New Delhi, Rear Admiral Michael Baker

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Regional Security, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Mira K. Resnick

Consul General, U.S Consulate General Chennai, Judith Ravin

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Development and International Engagement, Justin K. McFarlin

Deputy Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Michael F. Miller

Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, Maj. Gen. Julian C. Cheater

Director of the Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate and Director of International Affairs, Air Force Materiel Command, Brig. Gen. Joel W. Safranek

Executive Director of the Navy International Programs Office, §  Karla Horn

Director of Technology, Security, and Cooperative Programs at the Navy International Programs Office, J. Mario Miranda

Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Consulate General Chennai, Carey Arun

Deputy Director for Regional Security and Arms Transfers, U.S Department of State, Peter Evans

Some of the U.S defence companies participating in Aero India 2023 with exhibits in the USA Partnership Pavilion include Aero Metals Alliance, Astronautics Corporation of America, Boeing, GE Aerospace, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc, Hi-Tech Import Export Corporation, Jonal Laboratories, Inc., Kallman Worldwide, Inc., Lockheed Martin, Pratt & Whitney, and TW Metals, LLC. Link to information about U.S exhibitors at the USA Partnership Pavilion organised by Kallman Worldwide and located in Hall A at Yelahanka Air Force base.

A press release by the US the U.S Consulate General Chennai stated that in the spirit of bilateral support for India’s largest aviation exhibition, the United States Air Force Band of the Pacific’s seven-member music ensemble Final Approach will perform for the public at Aero India on February 16 and at several venues in Bengaluru throughout the week.

It added that robust U.S engagement at Aero India strengthens the U.S-India defence partnership, demonstrates the two countries’ commitment to the security of the Indo-Pacific, promotes interoperability, and displays the flexible combat capabilities of the U.S. Military. As President Joe Biden said, “The future of each of our nations—and indeed the world—depends on a free and open Indo-Pacific enduring and flourishing in the decades ahead.”



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