Indian and Israeli Defense Ministers Discuss Defense Cooperation

Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday met with his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Gantz in New Delhi, where the officials focused on evolving regional security and ways for further strengthening defense cooperation and bilateral ties.

Singh described the meeting with Gantz as “warm and productive.”

“Discussed key issues pertaining to defense cooperation and global and regional scenarios during the bilateral meeting. We place great value on our Strategic Partnership with Israel,” Singh tweeted.

Singh furthered, “Glad that both the countries adopted a ‘Vision Statement’ which will pave the way for defense cooperation in future. There is a broad consensus between both the countries on further strengthening the bilateral strategic and defense cooperation.”

Gantz also paid tribute. to India’s fallen soldiers at the National War Memorial before meeting Singh.

India has purchased various weapons, including the Spike anti-tank guided missile system, and unmanned aerial vehicles from Israel in the past couple of years.  

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