NEW DELHI, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- India and Russia Tuesday signed a protocol on military technical cooperation, as part of efforts to boost bilateral military ties.
"The 8th meeting of the Indo-Russian Working Group on shipbuilding, aviation and land systems was held here on August 18-19 within the framework of the Indo-Russian inter-governmental commission on military technical cooperation. A protocol was signed by both sides at the end of the working group meeting," according to an Indian Defence Ministry statement issued after the meeting. "The talks were held in highly professional manner in an atmosphere of friendship and mutual understanding," the Ministry said. The two countries exchanged views on implementation of current projects like T-90 Tanks, Missile systems, various shipbuilding activities and aviation sector projects like the fifth generation fighter aircraft and multi-role transport aircraft. They also agreed to take steps for ensuring their successful implementation. "The working group noted the progress that have been achieved in the development of military and technical co-operation and agreed to take measures to further develop cooperation between the two countries," the Ministry stated. (end) dr.gta KUNA 191733 Aug 08NNNN