Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has embarked on a visit to Russia where he will co-chair the 19th India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military and Military-Technical Cooperation (IRIGC-M&MTC) in Moscow.
During his visit from November 5-7, the Minister is expected to hold extensive discussions with Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu covering all areas of military-to-military cooperation and defence industrial cooperation.
Rajnath Singh is scheduled to inaugurate, along with Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, ‘India-Russia Defence Industry Cooperation Conference’.
The conference will discuss ways to promote defence industrial cooperation between India and Russia, technology transfer and investment in Indian defence industry under the "Make in India" programme.
Rajnath Singh is scheduled to visit St Petersburg where he will place a wreath at the Piskarevsky Memorial Cemetery honouring the soldiers and civilians who lost their lives during the Second World War. He may also visit Russian defence production facilities in and around St Petersburg, an official press release said.
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