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Defense Minister Rajnath Singh talks to British counterpart, discusses increasing bilateral defense cooperation

Pankaj Prasad
Rajnath Singh and Ben Wallace
Rajnath Singh and Ben Wallace

The Defense Minister described the telephonic conversation as cordial and positive.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh had a phone conversation with his British counterpart Ben Wallace on Tuesday. During this, they discussed ways to enhance bilateral defense cooperation. The talks focused on the co-development and co-production of military hardware in India. 

Potential area has been identified. However, he did not elaborate on this. The Defense Minister described the telephonic conversation as cordial and positive. He said the aim is to take defense ties forward in the future. 

It was a pleasure to speak with UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace. The talks were cordial, positive and focused on the future development of bilateral defense ties." He said, "We reviewed the existing defense cooperation and expressed satisfaction at the bilateral military ties. Our talks covered a wide range of issues including regional developments and defense and security issues in the Indo-Pacific region. 

methods and potential areas were identified for the same. "We also discussed ways to enhance defense industrial co-operation and identified potential areas of collaboration. We also suggested that UK companies should become part of India's growth story," he said. and participate in co-development and co-production in India." 

The Defense Ministry said in a statement that the ministers briefly reviewed the existing defense cooperation and expressed satisfaction at their bilateral military ties.