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Egypt Suggests Working With India To Jointly Produce Military Equipment

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  • Modern fourth-generation fighter aircraft may be a major topic of discussion when Singh meets with General Mohamed Zaki, the Minister of Defense Production and counterpart from Egypt.
  • Air force as India steadily expands its potential to produce superior cutting-edge technology and systems in the defence industry under the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative.

When he met with visiting Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday in Cairo, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi expressed his desire to “ignite the collaboration between the two countries commensurate with their potential in all fields.”

Along with the Indian Ambassador to Cairo, Ajit Gupte, and other senior officials from both nations, General Mohamed Zaki, Egypt’s Minister of Defense and Military Production, also attended the Sisi-Singh meeting.

Later, presidential spokesman Bassam Radi stated that the meeting covered ways to improve military and security co-operation between the two nations, particularly with regard to co-operation in joint manufacturing, transfer, and localization of technology with the goal of utilising the capabilities and infrastructure present in the two nations, as well as co-operation in the field of training, rehab, and joint exercises.

Singh, in particular, emphasised Egypt’s essential and decisive role in thwarting and eliminating the menace of terrorism, which clouds the region’s security and stability.

He also conveyed India’s gratitude for the development and prosperity of relations between Egypt and India, highlighting New Delhi’s interest in strengthening these long-standing ties in view of the extensive development boom Egypt is currently experiencing under Sisi’s leadership.

The Egyptian spokeswoman stated, “In this backdrop, India looks forward to exchanging experiences and strengthening the military and security element within the framework of joint cooperation relations between the two nations.

Egypt is one of the nations that has maintained its interest in obtaining made-in-India Tejas fighter aircraft for its air force as India steadily expands its potential to produce superior cutting-edge technology and systems in the defence industry under the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative.

Modern fourth-generation fighter aircraft may be a major topic of discussion when Singh meets with General Mohamed Zaki, the Minister of Defense Production and counterpart from Egypt.

The two ministers will examine new efforts to strengthen military-to-military engagements as well as the bilateral defence relations, with a particular focus on expanding collaboration between the two nations’ defence businesses.

There will also be the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further advance India and Egypt’s defence cooperation.

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