Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. (Twitter)
New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held bilateral talks with Defence Minister of Republic of Kazakhstan Lieutenant General Nurlan Yermekbayev in New Delhi today.
During the meeting, the two Ministers exchanged views to further strengthen bilateral defence cooperation, including through training, defence exercises and capacity building. They agreed that both sides must look at the possibility of defence industrial collaboration of mutual interest, said a Defence Ministry release.
The Defence Minister of Kazakhstan thanked Rajnath Singh for the opportunity given to the Kazakh troops for deployment as part of the Indian battalion in United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). Both Ministers also positively assessed the annual KAZIND Exercise, the release added.
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh and other senior officials of Ministry of Defence were also present on the occasion.
Yermekbayev is on an official visit to India from April 7-10, 2021 on the invitation of Rajnath Singh. He visited HQs 12 Corps at Jodhpur and the Longewala sector in Jaisalmer. (PR)