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Rajnath Singh dials his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu, discusses Ukraine

Rajnath Singh called Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu to discuss bilateral defence cooperation as well as the deteriorating situation in Ukraine

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New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held a telephonic conversation with the Defence Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu on Wednesday, October 26 at the latter’s request. During the telecon, both Ministers discussed bilateral defence cooperation as well as the deteriorating situation in Ukraine. Defence Minister Shoigu briefed the Raksha Mantri on the evolving situation in Ukraine, including his concerns about possible provocations through the use of ‘dirty bomb’.

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Rajnath Singh reiterated India’s position on the need to pursue the path of dialogue and diplomacy for an early resolution of the conflict. He pointed out that the nuclear option should not be resorted to by any side as the prospect of the usage of nuclear or radiological weapons goes against the basic tenets of humanity.

“Had a telephonic conversation with the Defence Minister of Russia, Mr Sergei Shoigu today. We discussed bilateral defence cooperation as well as the deteriorating situation in Ukraine.” tweeted Singh in the evening.

Both Ministers agreed to remain in touch.

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