India, Russia review Defence ties

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Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh laying wreath at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Indian Embassy, Moscow on June 23, 2020.
  • Indian and Russian Defence Ministers discuss international security and military cooperation
  • Russia will take forward ongoing Defence contracts in a shorter time

Moscow: India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, after reviewing Indo-Russion defence relationship with Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Yuri Borisov on Tuesday 23 June said that India has been assured that ongoing contracts will not just be maintained, in a number of cases they will be taken forward in a shorter time.

What India’s defence Minister underscored in Moscow on Tuesday regarding Indo-Russian defence relationship is significant due to last week’s standoff and barbaric attack on Indian Army personnel at the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh by the PLA.

Singh said that all proposals from India have received positive response from the Russian side and he was fully satisfied with his discussions with Yury Borisov, who visted Singh in this hotel, despite the restrictions of the pandemic.

Earlier in the morning, Russian Deputy Defence Minister Colonel General Alexander Fomin held talks with with India’s Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar.

The two sides discussed bilateral cooperation in military and technical sphere, and expressed interest in further strengthening multi-faceted ties and strategic partnership between the two countries.

Singh is in Moscow at the invitation of the Russian Ministry of Defence to attend the 75th Anniversary of Victory Day Parade on Wednesday.

Singh’s visit to Moscow is the first foreign visit from India of an official delegation after the COVID pandemic.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to visit India at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modilater this year.

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