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Egypt to hold joint special forces exercise with India

India and Egypt are set to hold the first-ever military exercises involving the special forces in Udaipur, Jaipur and Jodhpur, Egypt's Ambassador to India Wael Hamed said.

"We for the first time ever will hold joint military exercises with special forces participating together from Egypt and India in Udaipur, Jaipur and Jodhpur. And we are expanding our defence cooperation not only to joint exercises of air forces and naval but also in special forces," Hamed said while addressing the media persons in New Delhi.

Participating in a panel discussion on India-Egypt ties in changing global order, he said, "India is a major country in the Indian Ocean and the security of the Indian Ocean starts from the security of the Red Sea in the West and for Egypt on the Suez Canal. The Security of the Suez Canal starts with the Indian Ocean as well. So we are both linked together in the area of security, it is very important for both countries to come together and discuss."

Earlier, at the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), Panel Discussion on India-Egypt Ties in Changing Global Order, Sayeed stressed that India and Egypt have immense potential and can attain even greater heights through bilateral engagements based on shared interests.

(ANI)

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