Defence Minister Leaves for Russia to Chair IRIGC-M & MTC

Foreign Affairs

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has been leaving for Russia November 4 for a three-day visit from November 5 to co-chair 19th India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military and Military Technical Cooperation (IRIGC-M&MTC).

During his visit, he 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.

Singh, along with Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, is scheduled to inaugurate ‘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 defence industry under the ‘Make in India’ programme.

The Minister is scheduled to visit St Petersburg where he will place wreath at the Piskarevsky Memorial Cemetery honouring the soldiers and civilians who lost their lives during the Second World War. He may visit Russian defence production facilities in and around St Petersburg.

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