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India pledges military cooperation with Nigeria

08 July 2015, 10:08Augustine Osayande

Abuja - A delegation of the composite Indian Defence Industry has visited the Nigeria Defence Headquarters in Abuja to establish a defence relationship between the two countries.

The visit b the 15-man delegation was a follow-up to the Joint Defence Co-operation Committee meeting (JDCC) held last year.

CAJ News established that there were presentations that gave insight into the capabilities of the Indian Defence Industry and its benefits to the Nigerian military during the visit.

Speaking at the visit, the leader of the delegation, Ravin Kulshrestha, thanked the Nigerian Military for its warm reception.

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He noted that the two countries needed to take a step to a higher level of defence production through various institutional mechanism of defence co-operation in the various areas of mutual interest.

In their presentations, the delegates, who are representatives of different indigenous member industries of the Indian Defence Industry, presented a variety of defence products that showcased the country’s indigenization of the industry.

This included state of the art , matured and obsolescent Defence systems, design, development, repair, overhaul and manufacture of air craft’s, helicopters, ships, missiles, vehicle armours, special applications, engines, simulators, defence constructions, sensors and bridging systems.

The Nigeria Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, expressed appreciation for the presentation and encouraged them to interact more closely with the three arms of the Armed Forces in their area of interest.

- CAJ News

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