New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his Malaysian counterpart YB Dato 'Seri HishammuddinTun Hussein discussed ways to enhance the defence ties on June 27. The two ministers held their meeting on video conferencing.
Rajnath Singh congratulated Dato 'Seri HishammuddinTun Hussein for assuming the office of the Senior Defence Minister in August, 2021.
Both Ministers expressed the intent to further boost the already strong India-Malaysia Defence cooperation.
They discussed the existing defence cooperation activities and framework, and ways to further enhance them under the existing Malaysia India Defence Cooperation Meeting (MIDCOM) framework.
Had a wonderful interaction with Malaysia’s Senior Defence Minister, Mr Hishamuddin bin Hussein, via video conference.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) June 27, 2022
We reaffirmed the strong defence relations between India and Malaysia and discussed opportunities for both countries to further deepen our defence cooperation.
The next MIDCOM will take place in July 2022, and it was decided to use this platform for a deeper engagement in defence.
Rajnath Singh highlighted the areas in which Indian Defence industries could assist Malaysia.
He suggested a visit of senior officers from Malaysia to India to get a first-hand experience of the facilities and products of Indian Defence industry.
The Malaysian Senior Defence Minister expressed the need for inducting women personnel in peace keeping missions.
Both sides agreed to engage each other on this issue. It was also agreed to upgrade capability for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations.
He also invited Senior Defence Minister of Malaysia to visit India at an early convenient date to discuss closer and strategic defence ties.