NEW DELHI: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that India will continue to work with African nations to promote regional security, foster stability and enhance the defence capabilities together. He invited African companies to explore Indian defence equipment and technologies to fulfill their security needs. He added that India-Africa ties drive South-South cooperation to build a multi-polar world order, which is more responsive to the aspirations of developing countries.
The Defence Minister was addressing the first edition of India-Africa Army Chiefs’ Conclave organised on the sidelines of 2nd Africa-India Joint Exercise ‘AFINDEX’ in Pune, Maharashtra on March 28, 2023. The Conclave was attended by Chief of the Army Staff General Manoj Pande and Chiefs & representatives of 31 African nations, along with other civil and defence dignitaries.
Rajnath Singh reiterated India’s commitment to provide support to African partner-countries in all defence related matters, including capability enhancement of their armed forces, to ensure their economic growth and social development.