Jaitley Visiting Russia To Strengthen Bilateral Defence Ties

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New Delhi: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley is starting his three-day Russia visit on Tuesday to strengthen bilateral defence ties between the two countries.

A high-level delegation is accompanying Jaitley, who would be co-chairing the first meeting of the India-Russia High Level Committee on Science and Technology on Wednesday with Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Rogozin. This is a newly established committee to discuss cooperation in high technologies.

The meeting will be held on the sidelines of the Technoprom Exhibition in the city of Novosibirsk.

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Jaitley will also address the main plenary session of the Technoprom, which is a major annual science, technology and innovation exhibition of Russia.

On June 23, Jaitley will co-chair the 17th meeting of the India-Russia Inter Governmental Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation in Moscow with his Russian counterpart, General Sergei Shoigu.

The meeting will review the entire range of military and military-technical cooperation issues between India and Russia within the framework of the special and privileged strategic partnership between the two countries.