India, Israel might strengthen military ties; discuss border dispute with China: Report

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Israel and India might strengthen strategic military ties and cooperation, after a talk between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Lt Gen Benjamin Gantz.

"Both the Ministers expressed satisfaction at the progress of strategic cooperation between the two countries and discussed possibilities of further strengthening the defence engagements," the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

Singh apprised Gantz about major reforms initiated by India in the defence manufacturing sector and called for greater participation of Israeli defence firms in joint development of weapons and military hardware with Indian companies, they said.

In a statement, the defence ministry said Singh and Gantz expressed satisfaction at the progress of strategic cooperation between the two countries and discussed possibilities of further strengthening the defence engagements.

Defence minister of Israel responded positively to an invitation from Singh to visit India at the earliest opportunity," it said.

by Ruchira Kondepudi from moneycontrol.com

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