Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will host Defence Ministers’ Conclave today on the sidelines of Aero India in Bengaluru. Defence Ministers of friendly foreign countries will participate in the meeting. The Conclave has been organised on the theme ‘Shared Prosperity through Enhanced Engagements in Defence (SPEED).

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The conclave would address aspects related to deepening cooperation for capacity building, training, space, Artificial Intelligence and maritime security. It is an opportunity for the defence ministers to engage with each other to carry forward the ‘Make in India, Make for the World’ vision. On the sidelines of Aero India, a number of bilateral meetings will be held at the levels of Defence Minister, Minister of State for Defence, Chief of Defence Staff and Defence Secretary among others. The focus will be on bolstering the defence and aerospace ties with friendly countries by exploring newer avenues to take the partnership to the next level.

Meanwhile, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met with Congo’s Minister of National Defence Charles Richard Mondjo on the sidelines of Aero India yesterday. Besides, Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan met with Defence Minister of Nepal Hari Prasad Uprety. He also met Sri Lanka’s Minister of State for Defence Premitha Bandara Tennakoon.