The Federal Republic of Nigeria and that of India have moved to implement their mutual agreement on military cooperation that will place the military of both countries on ultimum performance.
The Minister of Defence Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) who demanded for a quick action towards implementing bilateral Military agreements between both countries during a courtesy call on him by the Indian Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs
Shriv Nuraleedharam in Abuja.
He said moving forward time is of essence towards achieving the desired end – State in improved collaboration to support the Armed Forces of Nigeria in the areas of equipments in aid of the current fight against banditry, terrorism and piracy in the nation’s territorial waters.
While appreciating the Visit of the Indian powerful delegation, the Defence Minister placed on record the valued Military Capacity building programmes, Trainings and intelligence sharing between the two countries and assured them that he will attend the forth coming Defence Expo in India slated for October this year.
The Indian Minister of State For External Affairs Shriv Muraleedharam who led 8- man delegation on the courtesy call thanked the Defence Minister for oiling the wheel of progress of the age-long Military bilateral partnership between the two countries which he said dates back to 1958, two year before Nigeria got her independent.
The Leader of Indian delegation congratulated the Defence Minister for his three years in office and assured him of quick impact support to drive the mutual agreements between the two countries.
Special Assistant to the Minister of Defence on Media and Publicity
23rd August, 2023