General Atomics said today it has opened a new office in New Delhi, India, and named Pratesh Gandhi to serve as director of India strategic development.
The office is the company's first in India.
Gandhi is a former naval aviator who has held numerous positions in the Indian Navy, according to General Atomics.
"The United States and Indian governments have pledged to deepen defense and security cooperation, and to work together on advanced defense equipment and technology at a level commensurate with that of the closest allies and partners of the United States," the company said. "General Atomics is working with both governments in an effort to provide India with a variety of systems and technologies supporting national defense, including General Atomics’ MQ-9B SeaGuardian Unmanned Aerial System, and electromagnetic aircraft launch and recovery systems (EMALS) for Indian aircraft carriers."