India, Malaysia hold defence engagement talks
India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has held discussions with his Malaysian counterpart Mohamad Hasan in Kuala Lumpur on the roadmap for the 4th Decade of the India-Malaysia Defence Cooperation this week.
Singh received the Main Guard of Honour from the 1st Battalion of the Royal Malay Soldier Regiment. He held a meeting with his Malaysian counterpart, Mohamad Haji Hasan and discussed the diverse pillars of the extensive bilateral defence engagement including the roadmap for the 4th Decade of India-Malaysia Defence Cooperation.
Singh is on a three-day official visit to Malaysia from Sunday, July 9, to deepen the defence cooperation between the two countries. Calling the meeting meaningful, the Malaysian Defence Minister stated that Rajnath Singh witnessed the Signing Ceremony of the Letter of Exchange between the two governments.
"We then witnessed the Signing Ceremony of the Letter of Exchange between the Governments of Malaysia - India to amend the Defense Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding that was signed in 1993," the Malaysian Defence Minister stated.
Singh also called the meeting "excellent" and said that diverse pillars of the extensive bilateral defence engagement and roadmap for the 4th Decade of India-Malaysia Defence Cooperation were discussed during the meeting.
India and Malaysia share deep and warm relations. Recently in April, India and Malaysia agreed to settle trade in the Indian Rupees, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said. The announcement came against the backdrop of ongoing official efforts to Safeguard Indian trade from the impact of the Ukraine crisis.