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telegraphindia.com 10 Sep, 2021 18:00 am

Rajnath Singh, Australian counterpart hold talks on defence cooperation, other matters

Rajnath Singh, Australian counterpart hold talks on defence cooperation, other matters
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21, 06:12 PM Partnership between India and Australia is based on our shared vision of free, open, inclusive and rule-based Indo-Pacific region, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday after holding wide-ranging talks with his Australian counterpart Peter Dutton.Describing the discussions as "fruitful", Singh said bilateral defence cooperation, as well as regional issues, figured in the deliberations.Advertisement "I have had a very fruitful and wide-ranging discussion with Minister Dutton on our bilateral defence cooperation as well as regional issues," Singh said in a media statement.Singh said the partnership between the two countries is based on "our shared vision of free, open, inclusive and rule-based Indo-Pacific region".

Singh said both sides also noted with happiness that Australia joined the Malabar Exercise in 2020.Singh said both sides discussed opportunities to work together in defence science and technology areas.

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