Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reached Russia today and will be there till November 7, 2019, to co-chair 19th India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military and Military-Technical Cooperation.
During his visit, Defence Minister is expected to hold extensive discussions with Defence Minister of Russian Federation General Sergei Shoigu covering all areas of military-to-military cooperation and defence industrial cooperation.
Rajnath Singh is scheduled to inaugurate, along with Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, ‘India-Russia Defence Industry Cooperation Conference’. The Conference will discuss ways to promote defence industrial cooperation between India and Russia, technology transfer and investment in India in the defence industry under the ‘Make in India’ programme.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to visit St Petersburg where he will place a wreath at the Piskarevsky Memorial Cemetery honouring the soldiers and civilians who lost their lives during the Second World War. Defence Minister may visit Russian defence production facilities in and around St Petersburg.
(With inputs from agencies)