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NEW DELHI, India Jul 30 – The 10th meeting of Sub-Committee on Military Cooperation between India and Malaysia was held in New Delhi on Thursday.

During the meeting, the two sides explored effective and practical initiatives to further expand the bilateral defence engagements between India and Malaysia. 

The two nations reviewed existing defence cooperation and held discussions on issues of mutual interest, Ministry of Defence said in the press release. During the meeting, the Indian side highlighted the potential of the Indian defence industry with capacity and capability to cooperate with the Malaysian armed forces in its shipbuilding and maintenance plans. 

“During the meeting, the existing defence cooperation between the two countries was reviewed and wide-ranging discussions were held on issues of mutual interest. Both sides explored effective and practical initiatives to further expand the bilateral defence engagements,” Ministry of Defence said in the press release. 

The co-chairs also deliberated on the possible outcomes for the 12th Malaysia-India Defence Cooperation Committee (MIDCOM) meeting which will be held at the level of Defence Secretary in India in September this year. 

The two sides reaffirmed their commitment to fully implement the Enhanced Strategic Partnership based on mutual trust and understanding, common interests and shared values of democracy and rule of law. Notably, the Enhanced Strategic Partnership was established between two nations during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Malaysia in 2015.

For the meeting, the Indian delegation was led by Joint Secretary (International Cooperation), Ministry of Defence Amitabh Prasad, Ministry of Defence said in a press release. The Malaysian side was headed by Assistant Chief of Staff, Defence Operations and Training Division Major General Dato’ Khairul Anuar bin Abd Aziz.

Earlier this month, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held discussions with his Malaysian counterpart Mohamad Hasan in Kuala Lumpur on the roadmap for the 4th Decade of the India-Malaysia Defence Cooperation.





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