Updated, Nov. 16, 2023 8.54 PM.
Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh held bilateral meetings with his Indonesian and Vietnamese counterparts on the sidelines of 10th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting – Plus in Jakarta, Indonesia today.
During his meeting with the Defence Minister of Indonesia Prabowo Subianto, Raksha Mantri appreciated Indonesia’s leadership of ASEAN this year. The two Ministers took stock of the bilateral defence relationship and re-committed to further strengthen cooperation, particularly in the maritime domain. They also reviewed the regular exchanges in the form of training, staff talks and exercises, and discussed avenues for promotion of defence industry collaboration.
Mr. Singh also held talks with the Minister of National Defence of Vietnam General Phan Van Giang. The two Ministers reviewed the progress in the implementation of the ‘Joint Vision Statement on India-Vietnam Defence Partnership towards 2030’ signed during the visit of Raksha Mantri to Vietnam last year.
They committed to work together for the deepening of the multifaceted bilateral defence ties, spanning a wide spectrum covering training, capacity building, defence industry cooperation, UN Peacekeeping, bilateral ship visits and exercises.