Rajnath Singh arrives in Moscow to boost defence cooperation with Russia
Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday arrived in Moscow on a three-day visit to
Russia where he will discuss modalities pertaining to defence co-production
between the two countries.
During his visit,
the Defence Minister will co-chair the 19th India-Russia Inter-Governmental
Commission on Military and Military-Technical Cooperation (IRIGC-M&MTC)
According to a
statement released by the Ministry of Defence, Singh is expected to hold
extensive discussions with Defence Minister of Russia General Sergei Shoigu
covering all areas of military-to-military cooperation and defence industrial
He will also
inaugurate, along with Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov,
‘India-Russia Defence Industry Cooperation Conference’.
will discuss ways to promote defence industrial cooperation between India and
Russia, technology transfer and investment in India in the defence industry
under the ‘Make in India’ programme.
Rajnath Singh is
also scheduled to visit St Petersburg where he will place a wreath at the
Piskarevsky Memorial Cemetery honouring the soldiers and civilians who lost
their lives during the Second World War.
Last week, Singh
had travelled to Tashkent, Uzbekistan where he represented India at the Council
of Heads of Government meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
Uzbekistan signed three MoUs pertaining to military education and military