Nigeria, India deepen Defence Cooperation

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The Nigerian – Indian bilateral Defence Co-operation is entering a new phase of mutually beneficial arrangements and agreement at the ministerial levels.

The Indications to this emerged at the ministry’s headquarters, Ship House, Abuja when the Minister of  Defence Maj. Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (Rtd.) hosted the Indian High Commissioner  to Nigeria, Abhay Thankur on a courtesy  call in his office.

A statement signed by the Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the Minister of Defence Mohammed Abdulkadri reports that the issue of bilateral interest which necessitated the interface between the representatives of the two countries were discussed behind closed doors and were made available to the media.

Furthermore, the statement  put on record  that the highly classified and restricted matters that are strategic to common interest of the two countries were witnessed by senior Military  officers and some principal  personnel of the Ministry as well as the Indian  Defence adviser colonel Cachin Dubey.

The Nigerian and Indian Armed Forces enjoy Defence cooperation in the areas of training and exchange of Military programmes as captured in the Memorandum of understanding.

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