India-Russia defence engagement will continue to grow: Jaitley

| Updated: Apr 27, 2017 02:42 IST

Moscow (Russia), Apr 26 (ANI): Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that the diplomatic relation between India and Russia goes far beyond just the relations between the governments, adding that this relationship will continue to grow with the current level of engagement. Jaitley attended the sixth Moscow Conference on International Security on April 25 and 26 and spoke at the plenary session. The Defence Minister had a warm and productive meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu. In his remarks to the media after his meeting with the Russian Defence Minister, Jaitley said, "India has traditionally been participating in the Moscow Conference on International Security. This year it was decided that Indian Defence Minister will participate in the Conference. Both in the Conference and also bilaterally with the Defence Minister of Russia, I had very fruitful discussions". Jaitley said Russia has been a true and trusted friend of India, which is regarded so by the people of India, and there has been a much greater cooperation at the level of Defence. "We have future plans to set up manufacturing units in India and these are subjects of discussion which came up in my bilateral meeting with the Defence Minister and I am sure with the level of engagement we have, this relationship will continue to grow", Jaitley stated. (ANI)