Seventeenth Russian-Indian Intergovernmental Commission meeting on military-technical cooperation was held in Moscow

Friday, 23 June 2017 18:38

The Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation General of the Army Sergei Shoigu and the Minister of Defence, Minister of Finance of the Republic of India Arun Jaitley held the Seventeenth Russian-Indian Intergovernmental Commission meeting on military-technical cooperation on June 23.

The Heads of Military Departments of Russia and India stressed on the special and privileged strategic character of the Russian-Indian relations, a major component of which is a bilateral cooperation in the defence sphere.

The issues of Russian-Indian military and military-technical cooperation and its perspectives of further development were discussed during the meeting.

Both of the sides stressed on a big potential of the cooperation in the spheres of missile and naval technologies, aircraft construction, shipbuilding and modernization of the land forces equipment.

Moreover, both countries’ Defence Ministers gave a high praise to anti-terror and naval exercises, which were held last year. Also they confirmed the arrangement of holding a joint Russian-Indian inter-specific exercises “Indra-2017” on the Russian territory this autumn.

The meeting was held in a friendly and business atmosphere and demonstrated the mutual desire of further enhance of the multifaceted cooperation between the defence ministries.

The "Road map" of development of bilateral military cooperation between the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of India and the final Protocol, aimed at the development of the relations between Russia and India in military-technical sphere were signed at the end of the Commission meeting.

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