New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurating a webinar on seamless implementation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes in Cantonment areas organised by Directorate General of Defence Estates, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
In a three day visit to attend the the combined meeting of Defence Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Moscow, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met his Russian counterpart General Sergey Shoigu, wherein the duo discussed about strengthening defence and strategic cooperation between both the two countries, said the Defence Ministry. The meeting coincided with Indra Naval Exercises to be conducted by Indian and Russia navies off Straits of Malacca over next two days, adding that Singh noted that these exercises demonstrated common interests of both countries in maritime security in Indian Ocean Region. Rajnath Singh appreciated steadfast support provided by Russia, consistent with India’s defence and security needs and in this context, particularly noted the timely manner in which Russia had responded to requests for procurement of particular weapon systems.