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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh shakes arms with Uzbekistan Defence Minister Main Normal Bakhodir Nizamovich Kurbanov after signing an MoU following their bilateral talks in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on November 2, 2019.
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Rajnath Singh’s go to to Uzbekistan is the primary go to by an Indian Defence Minister to the nation in about 15 years

India and Uzbekistan on Sunday signed three memorandums of understanding (MoU) to reinforce cooperation in army drugs and army training throughout the go to of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

This was the primary go to by an Indian Defence Minister to Uzbekistan in about 15 years, a Defence Ministry assertion mentioned.

Line of credit score

Mr. Singh held bilateral consultations along with his Uzbekistan counterpart, Main Normal Bakhodir Nizamovich Kurbanov, after which they collectively presided over the curtain raiser of the primary India-Uzbekistan Joint Train, “Dustlik 2019”.

“India has supplied a concessional line of credit score of $40 million for procurement of products and providers by Uzbekistan from India. The direct exchanges associated to coaching, capability constructing and training between the armed forces on either side has additionally witnessed a major upswing,” the assertion mentioned.

Excessive-level conferences

The bilateral train might be carried out from November four to 13 at Chirchiq Coaching Space close to Tashkent and might be targeted on counter-terrorism, during which “the 2 nations share a standard concern”.

There have been a collection of high-level visits and exchanges after the go to of then Defence Minister of Uzbekistan to India in September 2018.

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“This enhanced degree of engagement is mirrored within the first assembly of the Joint Working Group on Defence Cooperation in February 2019, go to of the Defence Secretary of India in March 2019 and the primary defence-industry Workshop organised in Tashkent in September 2019,” the assertion identified.

Aside from the MoU on army drugs, two institution-to-institution MoUs on coaching and capability constructing between institutes of upper army studying of the 2 nations have been additionally signed.

“The MoU is a byproduct of interactions emanating from the MoU on army training signed between the 2 nations in October 2018,” the assertion mentioned.

The 2 Ministers additionally witnessed the first-ever change over a video-link between the School of Defence Administration in Secunderabad and the Armed Forces Academy of Uzbekistan in Tashkent, it added.