India and UK conduct Defence Consultative Group meeting

Defence Secretary, Shri Giridhar Aramane co-chaired the annual India-UK Defence Consultative Group meeting in New Delhi on 24 November, 2023, along with his UK counterpart Mr David Williams,  Permanent  Secretary of the Ministry of Defence.

They discussed a host of regional security issues, reviewed the ongoing defence cooperation activities, discussed the situation and potential cooperation in the Indian Ocean Region, and defence industrial cooperation proposals  in missile systems and Electric Propulsion, among other possibilities.

Further, both sides planned for the increased interactions and joint activities in the maritime domain with focus on joint exercises, Maritime Domain Awareness,  and information exchange.

They appreciated the  commencement of the India UK 2+2 Foreign and Defence Dialogue, and the increased pace of military to military engagements in all domains.

Also, Mr David Williams later laid a wreath at the National War Memorial and paid homage to the Bravehearts.