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Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Gantz hold bilateral talks


Defense Minister Rajnath Singh held a bilateral meeting with Israel Defense Minister, Benjamin Gantz, in New Delhi on Thursday, June 2. A series of issues related to defense industry cooperation , regional and bilateral were discussed in the meeting.

The two ministers reviewed existing military-to-military operations that have increased despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. They discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in all fields, focusing on future Technology Research & Development and defense production cooperation.

Both ministers Rajnath Singh and Benjamin Gantz acknowledged each other’s security challenges and their convergence on a number of strategic and defense issues. The two sides expressed their commitment to work together to strengthen cooperation on all forums.

With the intention of further strengthening the existing framework of the Indo-Israeli defense cooperation architecture, both sides adopted the India-Israel Vision on Defense Cooperation. Letters of intent on enhancing cooperation in the field of Future Defense Technology were also exchanged between the two ministers.

Earlier in the day, Benjamin Gantz visited the National War Memorial and paid tribute to the fallen heroes by laying a wreath at the memorial. He was ceremonially made Guardian of Honor prior to his bilateral meeting with Rajnath Singh.

Benjamin Gantz arrived in New Delhi on the morning of June 2. This is his first visit to India with the aim of strengthening defense ties between the two countries. Defense cooperation is one of the important pillars of bilateral cooperation.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of official diplomatic relations between India and Israel.

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