India, Indonesia Defence Ministers’ Dialogue held in New Delhi

Defence Ministers’ Dialogue between India and Indonesia was held in New Delhi today.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh led the Indian delegation while the Indonesian delegation was led by their Defence Minister General Prabowo Subianto.

The dignitary is in India for strengthening the ties between the two maritime neighbours.

During the talks, Mr Rajnath Singh reiterated the long history of mutually beneficial interactions between the two countries with a tradition of close political dialogue, economic and trade linkages as well as cultural and people to people interactions.

Conveying satisfaction on the military to military interactions, the Minister indicated that the defence cooperation between India and Indonesia has witnessed an upswing in the recent years.

This is in consonance with the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between the two sides.

Both the Ministers agreed to further enhance the bilateral defence cooperation in mutually agreed areas.

Potential areas of cooperation in the field of defence industries and defence technology were also identified by the two countries.

Both the Ministers committed themselves to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in these areas and take them to the next level of deliverables.