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Rajnath Singh, Argentinian counterpart Jorge Enrique Taiana hold talks in New Delhi to deepen defence ties Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh, Argentinian counterpart Jorge Enrique Taiana hold talks in New Delhi to deepen defence ties

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 18 Jul 2023, 06:46 pm

Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held talks with visiting Minister of Defence of Argentina Jorge Enrique Taiana in New Delhi on Tuesday when they discussed issues related to defence cooperation initiatives.

Earlier in the day, the Argentine Defence Minister visited the National War Memorial and laid a wreath while paying homage to the fallen heroes.

A Tri-service Guard of Honour was also presented to the visiting dignitary before the talks with Singh.

Jorge Enrique Taiana arrived in New Delhi on July 17, 2023 on a four-day visit to India.

He is accompanied by Secretary International Affairs, Argentine Ministry of Defence Mr Francisco Cafiero.

The Argentine Defence Minister visited BrahMos Aerospace and is scheduled to interact with leading think-tanks in Delhi.

He will also travel to Bengaluru and visit the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) facilities and separately interact with the defence start-ups in an event organised by Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX).

India-Argentina relations were elevated to the level of Strategic Partnership in 2019. An MoU on defence cooperation too has been in force since 2019 while both sides are engaged to conclude further instruments to deepen the engagement.

India and Argentina are working closely together to make defence engagements an important facet of their Strategic Partnership.

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