Defense Cooperation Discussed With India

Defense Cooperation Discussed With IndiaDefense Cooperation Discussed With India

The Iranian and Indian defense chiefs emphasized the need for a “decisive” fight against terrorism as well as bilateral defense cooperation.

Iran’s Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan and his Indian counterpart, Arun Jaitley, met on Wednesday in the Russian capital Moscow, which was hosting the Conference on International Security, Press TV reported.

Dehqan said closer bilateral political, military and security cooperation between Iran and India can “remarkably contribute to regional security standards and have an extraordinary impact on the development of lasting peace and stability.”

Jaitley said India does not differentiate between various forms of terrorism, asserting that the country “has an incisive position” regarding the scourge, and that “there is no obstacle to cooperation in the area.”

“Historical and civilizational commonalities between the two nations have created mutual interest in expansion of bilateral relations in all spheres,” he added. Dehqan, who was in Moscow at the head of a defense delegation, was slated to address the conference later in the day. He was also scheduled to meet Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu as well as other world defense chiefs.

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