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India, Kazakhstan to deepen technology collaboration

05 October 2018

India and Kazakhstan are seeking to strengthen collaboration on military technologies, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in New Delhi has said.

The MoD said efforts to deepen defence and military technical co-operation between the two countries was the subject of talks during Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's visit to the Central Asian country, which concluded on 5 October.

The MoD added that opportunities for defence production collaboration were discussed between Sitharaman and her counterpart Nurlan Yermekbayev. It added, "The possibilities of joint production … were discussed based upon the relative strengths and experience of both sides."

Defence collaboration - including military-technical co-operation - between India and Kazakhstan is framed by a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed in January 2017, said the MoD.

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