India-Kyrgyzstan to hold joint military exercises


Bishkek: India and Kyrgyzstan on Sunday signed four agreements including blostering defence co-operation and holding a joint military exercises. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived at Bishkek, emphasized the need of combating terrorism and extremism which has been described by him as threat without borders.

Following his talks with President Almazbek Atambayev, he said, “We both seek a peaceful and secure neighbourhood at a time of challenges in our region. And, we have shared interest in combating extremism and terrorism that has become a threat without borders.”

Two MoU were signed between the two countries and on co-operations in the sphere of standards, a move which is supposed to help the economic relations between the two countries. PM Modi has underlined his visit to the countries of the region as a new level of relationship with Central Asia.