Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Chinese Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Chinese Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe

India, China agree to strengthen defence cooperation

ANI | Updated: Aug 23, 2018 17:15 IST

New Delhi [India], August 23 (ANI): Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe held a bilateral meeting on Thursday and stressed on strengthening defence cooperation and strategic ties between both the countries.
"Delegation led by Smt @nsitharaman in a bilateral meeting with Chinese delegation led by General Wei Fenghe, Hon'ble Defence Minister of China. The meeting emphasized on strengthening Indo-China defence cooperation and strategic ties," Sitharaman tweeted.
Earlier today, General Fenghe was accorded guard of honour at the south block in the national capital.
On August 21, the Chinese Defence Minister held a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During the meeting, Prime Minister Modi appreciated the increased momentum of high-level contacts between India and China in all spheres, including in the areas of defence and military exchanges.
General Fenghe arrived in India on August 21 on a four-day official visit. (ANI)

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