Jaitley to co-chair 1st meeting of Indo-Russia committee today

Moscow: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley will co-chair the first meeting of the India-Russia High-Level Committee on Science and Technology with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin today.

This is a newly established committee to discuss cooperation in high technologies. The meeting will be held on the sidelines of the Technoprom Exhibition in the city of Novosibirsk.

The Defence Minister will also address the main Plenary Session of the Technoprom, which is a major annual science, technology and innovation exhibition of Russia.

Mr Jaitley is on a three-day visit to Russia. On Friday, He will co-chair the 17th meeting of the India-Russia Inter Governmental Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation in Moscow with his Russian counterpart, General Sergei Shoigu.

The meeting will review the entire range of military and military-technical cooperation issues between India and Russia within the framework of the Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership between the two countries.

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