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3rd Annual Defence Dialogue between India and France

On 17th December, 2021, the third Annual Defence Dialogue between India and France was held in New Delhi.

Key Highlights

  • In the meeting, a wide range of bilateral, regional, defence and defence industrial cooperation issues were discussed.
  • Both sides reviewed the existing military-to-military cooperation, which has increased in spite of pandemic challenges.
  • Defence industrial cooperation was discussed with focus on future collaborations and co-production between the two countries.
  • They discussed ways to increase defence cooperation in all domains.
  • Recently, India and France concluded their annual bilateral Army Exercise, Shakti, with focus on counter-terrorist operations.
  • Both sides acknowledged their convergences on number of strategic and defence issues. They expressed commitment to work together to enhance cooperation in bilateral, regional and multilateral forums.

10th Anniversary Of ADMM-Plus

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh virtually attended the 10th anniversary of the founding of the ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus).
  • The ADMM-Plus is a platform for ASEAN and its eight Dialogue Partners Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Russia and the United States (collectively referred to as the “Plus Countries”), to strengthen security and defence cooperation for peace, stability, and development in the region.
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