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India, Kazakh Defence Ministers talks To strengthen Military Ties

New Delhi:    In a bid to strengthen bilateral  defence cooperation, Union  Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday held bilateral talks wi...

New Delhi:   In a bid to strengthen bilateral  defence cooperation, Union Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday held bilateral talks with visiting Kazakhstan’s Defence Minister Lieutenant General Nurlan Yermekbayev. 

The two ministers exchanged views about strengthening bilateral defence cooperation, including through training, defence exercises and capacity building. They focussed on issues like enhancing defence industrial collaboration.

Lieutenant General Yermekbayev is on a three-day official visit to India from April 7-10, 2021. 

Lieutenant General Yermekbayev thanked Singh for the opportunity provided to the Kazakh troops for deployment in United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) as part of the Indian battalion. Both ministers also positively assessed the annual KAZIND Exercise.

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar, Secretary (Defence Production) Raj Kumar and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh were also present on the occasion.

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