4 Sep 2019 14:26

Russia, India to reciprocally provide logistic support to their armed forces

VLADIVOSTOK. Sept 4 (Interfax) - Russia and India will draw up a treaty on cooperation in providing logistic support to the two countries' armed forces.

"The Sides aspired to create favorable conditions for further development of bilateral cooperation between their Armed Forces and recognized the requirement of an institutional arrangement for reciprocal provision of logistic support and services for the Armed Forces," a joint statement based on the outcomes of the 20th Russian-Indian summit in Vladivostok said.

"It was agreed to prepare a framework for cooperation on reciprocal logistics support," the statement said.

"Both Sides reaffirmed their commitment to enhance military to military cooperation through military political dialogues, joint military exercises, staff-talks, training in each other's military institutions and through other mutually agreed area of cooperation," it said.

"Sides noted that this year, second Joint Tri-Services Exercises INDRA-2019 will be carried out in India," the statement said.

"The Sides expressed their commitment to upgrading their defense cooperation, including by fostering joint development and production of military equipment, components and spare parts, improve the after-sales service system and continue holding regular joint exercises of the Armed Forces of the two countries," it said.