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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh appreciates Russia’s support to India’s defence & security needs

Updated: September 4, 2020 1:07 pm
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has appreciated the steadfast support provided by Russia consistent with the defence and security needs of India. Mr Singh met his Russian counterpart General Sergey Shoigu in Moscow yesterday. The Defence Minister along with other senior officials are on a three-day visit to Russia. The meeting was held ahead of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Defence Ministers’ meet scheduled to be held at 2 PM today.

The Defence Minister thanked Russia for their timely response to the requests for procurement of particular weapon systems in the country. The meeting covered a broad range of areas of cooperation between the two countries where it was also noted that it coincides with the ‘Indra Naval Exercises’ scheduled to be conducted by the Indian and Russian Navies off the Straits of Malacca over the next two days.

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