Defence Minister of India & Argentina hold talks in New Delhi

India’s Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh held talks with the visiting Minister of Defence of Argentine Republic Mr Jorge Enrique Taiana in New Delhi on July 18, 2023.

Both the Ministers discussed the ongoing defence cooperation initiatives, including measures to enhance defence industrial partnership.

To be noted that Mr Jorge Enrique Taiana arrived in New Delhi on July 17, 2023 on a four-day visit to India.

He is accompanied by Secretary International Affairs, Argentine Ministry of Defence Mr Francisco Cafiero.

The Argentine Defence Minister visited BrahMos Aerospace and is scheduled to interact with leading think-tanks in Delhi.

Further, he will also travel to Bengaluru and visit the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) facilities and separately interact with the defence start-ups in an event organised by Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX).

Noteworthy, India-Argentina relations were elevated to the level of Strategic Partnership in 2019.

An MoU on defence cooperation too has been in force since 2019 while both sides are engaged to conclude further instruments to deepen the engagement.

Also, both the countries are working closely together to make defence engagements an important facet of their Strategic Partnership.