Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu participated in the session of the Russian-Indian intergovernmental commission for military and technical cooperation

 

Today, the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation General of the Army Sergei Shoigu jointly with the head of the Indian military department Manohar Parrikar held the 16th session of the Russian-Indian intergovernmental commission for military and technical cooperation.

Speaking at the session, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu stated that double, and usually, triple standards could not be used while fighting terrorism.

According to Sergei Shoigu, military departments of Russia and India have achieved progress in joint projects, including ones concerning S-400 air defence systems.

He stated that there was a separate large-scale project concerning the fleet.

In his turn, Manohar Parrikar stated that recently signed intergovernmental agreement concerning S-400 complexes and joint production of Ka-226 helicopters had become the evidence of progressive development of military and technical cooperation between two countries. According to him, there good prospects in the nuclear field, too.

The members of the commission summed up results of the last year work, and assigned high-priority tasks in the field of military and technical cooperation of two countries.

The sides have also discussed issues of enhancing bilateral cooperation in accordance to agreements, which had been achieved in course of the visit of the President of the Russian Federation to India on October 15-16, 2016.

Moreover, they exchanged opinions on issues of regional security.

Today, the Minister of Defence General of the Army Sergei Shoigu has held negotiations in the field of defence with his Indian counterpart.

The Head of the Russian defence department invited the Indian specialists to participate in the ARMY-2017 international military and technical forum. He also suggested holding joint exercise of engineer troops of both countries aimed at humanitarian mine clearing on the base of the Russian International Mine Action Center, the specialists of which had taken part in mine-clearing operation in Palmyra.

General of the Army Sergei Shoigu expressed his gratitude to the Indian military servicemen and highly assessed their actions during the International Army Games 2016 and invited them to take part in the Games next year.

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