India Israel Defense Minister Bilateral Meeting: Defense Minister Rajnath Singh held a bilateral meeting with Israel’s Defense Minister Benjamin Gantz on 02 June 2022 in New Delhi. During the meeting, many topics related to bilateral, regional and defense industrial cooperation were discussed.
Defense ministers of both countries reviewed the current military activities. Which has increased despite the challenges due to the Kovid epidemic. They discussed futuristic technologies and ways to enhance cooperation in all areas with a focus on research and development in defense co-production.
Warm and productive meeting with the Defense Minister of Israel, Mr. Benjamin Gantz in New Delhi.
Discussed key issues pertaining to defense cooperation and global & regional scenarios during the bilateral meeting. We place great value on our Strategic Partnership with Israel. pic.twitter.com/83b92V97MT
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) June 2, 2022
Both the countries reiterated the matter of mutual cooperation in the defense sector
The two ministers acknowledged the mutual security challenges and mutual convergence on diplomatic and defense issues. He expressed his commitment to work together to enhance cooperation in all fora. In order to further strengthen the existing framework of India-Israel defense cooperation architecture, both sides adopted an India-Israel approach on defense cooperation.
A letter of intent was also exchanged between the two ministers to enhance cooperation in the field of future defense technologies. Earlier the Defense Minister of Israel visited the National War Memorial and paid tribute to the brave warriors by laying a wreath at the memorial. Ahead of the bilateral meeting with Defense Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, he was presented with a ceremonial Guard of Honour.