New Delhi: Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar co-chaired the India-UK Defence Consultative Group (DCG) meeting with his counterpart David Williams, UK Permanent Under Secretary of State for Defence in London on October 03. They reviewed the progress of various Service level bilateral groups and other defence cooperation mechanisms.
Dr Ajay Kumar held a discussion on a wide range of issues relating to the defence and industrial cooperation between India and the UK. Both sides considered new areas for defence industrial cooperation, explored emerging domains such as cyber and Artificial Intelligence, and committed to working together for strengthening the bilateral defence relationship.
Later, Defence Secretary also held a bilateral meeting with UK NSA Sir Tim Barrow. They discussed a number of key defence and security issues.
India and UK
Both the United Kingdom and India are currently very strong natural partners and are looking to expand their military ties in the face of modern security challenges, such as in the Indo-Pacific and with cybersecurity.
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