India and Israel finalize their defense vision | India News

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India and Israel on Thursday finalized a vision statement aimed at boosting their comprehensive defense cooperation, particularly in the co-production of key military equipment and joint research and development of futuristic technologies for the armed forces.
The decision to further expand the already close bilateral defense ties came during wide-ranging talks between Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and his visiting Israeli counterpart Benjamin Gantz.
A “letter of intent” on boosting cooperation in futuristic defense technology was also exchanged between Singh and Gantz, the defense ministry said.
Israel’s Defense Minister visited Prime Minister Narendra Modi and met with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.
“We have a great opportunity to deepen defense cooperation between our countries and build on our common values ​​to contribute to global stability,” Gantz said in an Israeli statement quoted during his meeting with Modi.
“India is an industrial superpower and Israel is a technological superpower. Cooperation between our countries will expand both countries’ capabilities to deal with developing challenges,” the Israeli Defense Minister said.
The Ministry of Defense said the two ministers “recognized the mutual security challenges and their convergences on a number of strategic and defense issues”.
He said they expressed their commitment to work together to strengthen cooperation in all forums.
It is learned that a wide range of issues, including the Ukrainian crisis and the Gulf region, and defense industrial cooperation featured in the meeting.

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