Moscow. 23 June 2020. Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed India-Russia defence cooperation with Yury Borisov, Deputy Prime Minister of Russian Federation in Moscow today. Borisov is the co-chair of the Inter-Governmental Commission with India on Trade & Economic & Scientific Cooperation.
He also co-chairs with Rajnath Singh the High Level Committee on Science & Technology. Their discussions on bilateral cooperation and regional issues were very positive and productive.
Indian Minister mentioned that despite all the difficulties of the pandemic, India-Russia bilateral relations are keeping good contacts at various levels. India and Russia enjoy Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership and defence relationship is one of its important pillars.
Rajnath Singh is on a 3-day visit to Moscow at the invitation of the Russian Defence Minister to attend the 75th Anniversary of Victory Day Parade. He conveyed his greetings for solemn ceremonies of 75th Victory Day in World War II and congratulated the friendly people of Russia, especially the veterans, who have contributed so much to the common security of India and Russia.
Earlier this morning, Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar had discussions with his counterpart, Deputy Defence Minister, Col General Alexander Fomin. They discussed bilateral defence cooperation issues and issues of regional development.