India and Kenya aim to enhance defence, maritime, & connectivity ties

India and Kenya looked to boost defence, maritime and connectivity ties as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with visiting President William Ruto in New Delhi.

Besides, the Prime Minister of India have agreed  to provide USD 250 million as Line of Credit to Kenya  for modernisation of its agriculture sector.

Noteworthy, the two countries also signed five agreements and issued a vision document for maritime cooperation in the Indian Ocean.

Further, during the talks between the leaders of both the countries – Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Kenyan President William Samoei Ruto – the two countries also agreed that defence forces of India and Kenya will work together in collaboration, sharing information, experience, knowledge and intelligence to ensure that they deal with the challenge of terrorism.

Looking to intensify defence cooperation, the leaders agreed to continue working towards expanding training exchanges, including deputation of Indian experts, in Kenyan defence institutions.

Both sides also called for increasing cooperation between the defence industries, ship visits and periodic exchange of high-level visits from both sides.

Worth mentioning that in its foreign policy, India has always given high priority to Africa and has expanded its overall ties with the continent on a mission mode in the last nearly one decade.