Defence Minister Rajnath Singh & his German counterpart Boris Pistorius hold talks in New Delhi

India and Germany have reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen bilateral defence cooperation and explore ways to further enhance the defence-industrial partnership. The decision was taken during a delegation-level talk between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius in New Delhi today.
 In the meeting, both leaders discussed regional issues and shared priorities of both nations. Mr. Singh highlighted the opportunities that have opened up in the defence production sector, including the possibilities for German investments in the two Defence Industrial Corridors in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
He stressed that India’s skilled workforce and competitive costs along with Germany’s high technologies and investment can further strengthen defence ties. The bilateral meeting was preceded by a Tri-Service Guard of Honour to the visiting dignitary. Earlier, the German Minister laid a wreath at the National War Memorial in New Delhi.
 German Federal Minister of Defence is on a four-day visit to India. Today, Boris Pistorius will interact with some Indian defence start-ups at IIT Delhi during an event organised by Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX). Tomorrow, he will travel to Mumbai, where he is likely to visit the Headquarters of the Western Naval Command and Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited.

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