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India & Egypt to enhance defence relations

India & Egypt to enhance defence relations


India & Egypt will be gradually building up defence exchanges and interactions, particularly in the area of training exchanges. This was agreed after the joint meeting of Egyptian Defence Minister (EDM), Gen. Abdel Fattah al Sisi & Indian Defence Minister AK Antony in New Delhi. Gen. al Sisi is part of the delegation accompanying the Egyptian President during his visit to India.

Both countries have agreed that there was scope for enhancing bilateral defence cooperation in various areas, including by way of increased interactions between the Armed Forces of both countries and through technology collaboration between industries. It was also decided that opportunities for increasing cooperation will be discussed by both sides during the next meeting of the Joint Defence Committee, which is expected to be held in the near future, at the mutual convenience of both sides.

The Egyptian Defence Minister also briefed Antony about the security situation in West Asia and in Egypt’s neighborhood.