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Russia repeats it won’t supply arms to Pakistan

Russia on Thursday emphasized that it would not supply weapons to Pakistan during a meeting between defence minister Rajnath Singh and his Russian counterpart General Sergei Shoigu in Moscow, people acquainted with the advancements said.

Russia repeats it won’t supply arms to Pakistan
  • Russia strongly supported the Make in India initiative aimed at self-reliance in the defence sector.
  • Singh conveyed India’s appreciation for the steadfast help provided by Russia.

The Russian commitment on no arms supply to Pakistan followed an Indian request, they said.

The defence ministry said in a statement, “It was noticed that this meeting matches with the Indra naval activities to be led by the Indian and Russian naval forces off the Strait of Malacca throughout the following two days.”

Russia additionally strongly supported the Make in India activity focused on self-reliance in the defence sector during the one-hour meeting that secured an broad scope of areas of two-sided co-operation.

Singh said the drills exhibited the regular interests of the two nations in sea security in the Indian Ocean Region. He conveyed India's appreciation for the relentless help gave by Russia to address the nation's defence and security needs, it said.

General Shoigu repeated Russia's responsibility to connect actively with India on the Make in India programme, remembering significant interest for the forthcoming Aero India-2021. The show will be organized at the Yelahanka air base outside Bengaluru from February 3 to 7 with all the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the Covid-19.

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