National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, 16 October 2018
Minister of State for Defence Affairs, United Arab Emirates Mohammed Ahmed Al Bowardi Al Falacy is on an official visit to India at the invitation of Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman.
The UAE Minister met Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi today. The Ministers undertook a review of bilateral defence cooperation and deliberated upon measures to further enhance bilateral exchanges. They recognized that deeper bilateral defence cooperation has been emphasized by the leadership of both countries as a central element in the expanded India and UAE Strategic Partnership.
During their meeting, both the Ministers discussed a range of defence cooperation issues and agreed upon priority areas for cooperation including enhanced military to military exchanges, training, military medicine and defence industry tie ups.
The UAE Minister will visit Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL) and Aircraft & Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE) at Bengaluru tomorrow.