Nigeria-Indian Bilateral Defence Co-operation Tightens

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 indicates that the issue of bilateral interest which  necessitated the interface between the representatives of the two Countries were discussed  behind closed doors and were not made available  to the media.

Furthermore, the statement  put on record  that the classified 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 we as the Indian  Defence Adviser Colonel Cachin Dubey.

It is on record  that  the two countries  Armed Forces enjoy Defence co-operation in the areas of training and exchange  of  Military  programmes as captured in the Memorandum of understanding.

 

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