Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane co-chaires 12th Joint Military Cooperation Committee meeting in Muscat
Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane co-chaired the 12th Joint Military Cooperation Committee meeting with the Secretary General, Ministry of Defence, Oman Dr. Mohammed Bin Naseer Bin Ali Al Zaabi in Muscat today. During the meeting, both sides reviewed and appreciated the robust defence cooperation between India and Oman.
The meeting delved into many new areas of cooperation in the fields of training, Joint exercise, Information sharing, Oceanography, and Ship Building that would build mutual trust and interoperability between militaries of both nations.
They also exchanged views on regional and global issues of shared interest. Both sides discussed effective and practical initiatives to further boost bilateral defence engagements with a focus on defence industry collaboration.
The Defence Secretary and Secretary General signed a Memorandum of Understanding about procurement of Defence Material and Equipment. During the two-day visit to Oman, the Defence Secretary also held bilateral talks with the Secretary-General. During the talks, Mr Aramane highlighted the potential of the domestic defence industry with capacity, and capability and looked forward to a fruitful partnership with the Armed Forces of Oman. Oman’s side expressed confidence in the capability of the Indian defence industry.