Tuesday, August 19, 2008

India and Russia review Implementation of Defence Projects

India and Russia review Implementation of Defence Projects
18:56 IST

The 8th meeting of the Indo-Russian Working Group on Shipbuilding, Aviation and Land Systems was held on 18-19 August, 2008 in New Delhi within the framework of the Indo-Russian Inter-Governmental Commission on Military Technical Co-operation. A Protocol was signed by both sides at the end of the Working Group meeting.

The talks were held in highly professional manner in an atmosphere of friendship and mutual understanding. The sides exchanged views on implementation of current projects like T-90 Tanks, Missile Systems, various Shipbuilding activities and Aviation Sector projects like the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft and Multi-role transport aircraft. They also agreed to take steps for ensuring their successful implementation.

The Working Group noted the progress that have been achieved in the development of Military and technical co-operation and agreed to take measures to further develop co-operation between the two countries.

Shri Ajoy Acharya, Additional Secretary, Department of Defence Production of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of India and Mr. Karavaev Igor Evgeniyevich, Director of Department for Defence Industry Complex Development of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation presided over the meeting.

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