Rajnath Singh arrives in Moscow to boost Defence cooperation with Russia

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh who is on a three day visit to Russia arrived in Moscow on Tuesday morning

“Singh is scheduled to visit Russian Federation from November 5-7 to co-chair 19th India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military and Military Technical Cooperation (IRIGC-M&MTC) in Moscow,” the statement said.

Ahead of leaving, Rajnath in a tweet said, “I would be in Russia from 5th to 7th November to attend various programmes including India-Russia Defence Industry Cooperation Conference in Moscow. I will also be attending bilateral meeting with Russian Defence Minister, General Sergei Shoigu to boost defence cooperation.”

During his visit, Singh is expected to hold extensive discussions with Defence Minister of Russian Federation General Sergei Shoigu covering all areas of military-to-military cooperation and defence industrial cooperation, it said.  

Rajnath Singh is scheduled to inaugurate, along with Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, ‘India-Russia Defence Industry Cooperation Conference’. The Conference will discuss ways to promote defence industrial cooperation between India and Russia, technology transfer and investment in India in defence industry under the ‘Make in India’ programme, it added.