Cape Town [South Africa]22 SEPTEMBER (ANI): Indian High Commissioner to South Africa Jaideep Sarkar on Wednesday inaugurated the BrahMos Aerospace Corporation pavilion on the opening day of Africa Aerospace and the Defense Expo in Cape Town.
The Indo-Russian defense joint venture capable of producing hypersonic missiles, BrahMos Aerospace, has completed its glorious 25 years since its inception in 1998.
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Coinciding with India’s 75 years of independence, BrahMos Aerospace has begun the “Silver Jubilee Year” celebrations for 2022-2023 to mark the incredible journey of one of India’s most successful, cutting-edge military partnership programs that has produced the world’s best. fastest and most powerful modern precision strike weapon BrahMos.
In the defense sector, India has a long-standing and far-reaching cooperation with Russia. Military-technical cooperation between India and Russia has evolved from a buyer-seller framework to one that includes joint research, development and production of advanced defense technologies and systems. The BrahMos missile system and the licensed production of SU-30 aircraft and T-90 tanks in India are examples of such flagship cooperation.
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Defense cooperation between India and Russia is historically deep and built on trust. In 2021-22, despite the negative impact of the pandemic, there has been continued momentum in India’s traditionally close ties with Russia and other countries in the Eurasian region.
The special role of Russia in Indian foreign policy was highlighted by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s successful visit to India for the 21st Indo-Russian Annual Summit and the holding of the first Indo-Russian 2+2 Foreign and Defense Dialogue Ministers as well as the 20th meeting of the India-Russia Intergovernmental Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation on December 6, 2021 in New Delhi.
Regular high-level exchanges took place between India and Russia at ministerial and senior official levels throughout the year, including a series of virtual meetings.
Russians and Indians cherish and share values like friendship and loyalty, and this binds the people of the two countries, and particularly the members of their permanent bureaucracies, in ways that outside observers rarely realise.
The particularly privileged strategic partnership between the two countries has grown stronger and more diversified over time. (ANI)
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