EventHub.am is the official ticketing agent for the concert of the world renowned Black Eyed Peas in Tbilisi Prime Minister participated in session of Board of Trustees of 'Hayastan' All-Armenian Fund Ukraine peace summit set to begin in Switzerland Nikol Pashinyan congratulates Rishi Sunak, emphasizes UK's support for democratic reforms in Armenia 17-year-old Emin Ohanyan became the vice-champion at U20 Chess World Championship The NA approved the 2023 state budget implementation report Azerbaijan spreads another disinformation on fire from Armenian side G7 summit focused on Ukraine aid, China's support for Russia Macron called on moderate politicians to unite to defeat far right Funds intended for scientific and technological development, which we directed to field of military industry, gave their results: Arshakyan 

Ambassador Nilakshi Saha Sinha: Armenia-India defense cooperation is going very well

Political

The defense cooperation between Armenia and India is proceeding very well. It is not only a defense technical cooperation; the two sides are also looking at capacity building. Indian Ambassador to Armenia Nilakshi Saha Sinha expressed such an opinion  in an interview with Armenpress.

"(…) whether it is military technical cooperation or on training and capacity building, both those fronts are proceeding very well. You are absolutely right. In 2022, Defense Minister Mr. Papikyan visited India, and since then we have seen that a lot has happened in the field of defense. We are still working on this to enhance it further," she said.

Referring to the reports by the Indian news agencies that India aims to create an air corridor to Armenia for exports of strategic importance, the Indian diplomat noted: " As far as the air corridor is concerned, I think those reports were not correct. Indeed, we are looking at how to get the equipment here to Armenia. But as far as this air corridor is concerned, that was just, I think, some kind of misinformation. So, I would like to put the record straight. I think the prospects for our military cooperation are indeed very good and we are working to further strengthen it."

In response to the remark that in February, the Minister of National Defense of Greece, Nikos Dendias, during a joint press conference with Papikyan in Yerevan, had spoke about the possibility of Armenia-Greece-France and India quadrilateral cooperation in defense area, the Indian ambassador said: "Well, you know, all the four countries that you have mentioned have very good relations, very warm ties, close ties, whether it is India-Armenia, India-France or India-Greece. We are now celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the strategic partnership between India and France. With Greece also, we have established a strategic partnership. I do find that all the four countries are like-minded, very close partners. At the moment, I think it is still a little premature to talk about the quadrilateral format. But yes, there are convergences. And I'm sure that in case this kind of cooperation happens, then all the countries will benefit. They will be able to cooperate what they are doing on the bilateral sphere which will then be extended to the four countries. At this juncture, I can only see a positive agenda if this happens."

And regarding the fact that recently, several Indian news agencies reported that India is going to post defense attachés to African and Asian countries, including Armenia, Ambassador Nilakshi Saha Sinha said: “This government, the government of Prime Minister Modi, we have a very clear-cut policy and initiative of “Make in India”. So, we have “Make in India” in the defense sphere as well. We find that our defense industry, whether they are in the public sector or the private sector, they are indeed producing world-class defense equipment. And we are now seeing that many countries in the world are buying our defense equipment․ In fact, to make that process smooth and to be able to coordinate better, that is why Defense Attachés are being posted to the places that you mentioned. And yes, indeed, for Armenia as well, we will have a Defense Attaché.

Well, you know, both the Ministries of Defense are in touch and they keep discussing and they are looking at various options."

Հետևե՛ք -ին Youtube-ում`
EventHub.am is the official ticketing agent for the concert of the world renowned Black Eyed Peas in TbilisiPrime Minister participated in session of Board of Trustees of 'Hayastan' All-Armenian FundHayastan All-Armenian Fund's support to Karabakh compatriots amounted to around 680 million drams, says Executive DirectorUkraine peace summit set to begin in SwitzerlandNikol Pashinyan congratulates Rishi Sunak, emphasizes UK's support for democratic reforms in ArmeniaArmenian Revytech and French Thales Presented Modern Cybersecurity SolutionsPaulo Fonseca is the new head coach of Milan17-year-old Emin Ohanyan became the vice-champion at U20 Chess World ChampionshipThe NA approved the 2023 state budget implementation reportMariam Mkrtchyan wins silver medal at U20 World ChampionshipG7 leaders meeting kicks off in Italy with focus on Ukraine and GazaArmenia became 43rd country to officially join NASA's Artemis AccordsArmenia ambassador to Belarus is called back to Yerevan for consultationsScientists create 3D printer the size of a coin: Where can it be applied?Bianca Censori chooses another extravagant outfit for shopping in TokyoPashinyan: Next logical step will be Armenia's leaving CSTORussian MoD shows footage of warships arriving in Havana after naval drill in AtlanticAzerbaijan spreads another disinformation on fire from Armenian sideG7 summit focused on Ukraine aid, China's support for RussiaArmenia premier: Police conduct yesterday was professionalArchbishop Bagrat Galstanyan: Rally is scheduled at 8pmSituation gets tense outside Armenia government buildingMacron called on moderate politicians to unite to defeat far rightGeorgia received NATO-standard armoured vehicles from TurkeyVladimir Putin received Turkish Foreign MinisterHamas responded to US proposal for a cease-fire in Gaza and demanded complete cease-fireFunds intended for scientific and technological development, which we directed to field of military industry, gave their results: ArshakyanIf territorial integrity is recognized, all other issues are resolved: PashinyanWe realize importance of peace: Vahan Kostanyan at conference on reconstruction of UkraineWeather anomalies in Europe and TurkeyRussia launches attack on Kyiv: DWUrsula von der Leyen announces billions of euros in aid from the EU for UkraineCentral Bank of Armenia: exchange rates and prices of precious metalsChief of Armenian Armed Forces General Staff meets with France's Chief of Army StaffFire at famous Bangkok market kills 1,000 animalsAgreement on mutual assistance of customs authorities signed between Armenia and the USAArmenia Armed Forces General Staff chief, France army head discuss development of collaborationPM, France ex-premier confer about Armenia’s peace treaty, border delimitation process with AzerbaijanFormer French Prime Minister Arrives in ArmeniaLavrov, Iranian counterpart discuss work on cooperation agreementArmenia parliament vice-speaker: Peace treaty can be signed tomorrow if Azerbaijan shows constructive approachMalawi Vice President and 9 others die in plane crashUS lifts weapons ban on Ukrainian military unit – The Washington PostNorth Korean soldiers briefly cross inter-Korean border, return after warning shotsFour US college instructors injured in China stabbing attackTurkey is yet to take steps toward implementing a border-opening agreement - RubinyanUN Security Council backs US Israel-Gaza ceasefire planArmenia sees a real opportunity to finalize and sign draft peace treaty with AzerbaijanArmenia-US Strategic Dialogue capstone meeting underway in YerevanPrivate conversation held between Ararat Mirzoyan and James O'Brien in Yerevan
Most Popular