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Jun 23, 2020
9:12PM

Moscow assures Delhi that ongoing contracts will be maintained: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh who is on a three day visit to Russia today said that Moscow has assured Delhi  that ongoing contracts will be maintained. 

Talking to media after meeting Russian Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Yury Borisov, Mr. Singh said that he has been assured that the contracts will not be just maintained but  in a number of cases will be taken forward in a shorter time.

In a series of tweets, Mr Singh said that the discussion with the Deputy Prime Minister was very positive and productive and all the  proposals have received positive response from the Russian side.

He said, they  reviewed the  defence cooperation and discussed ways to expand it.

The Defence Minister said that his  visit to Moscow is the first foreign visit from India of an official delegation during the COVID pandemic. He said, this is a sign of special friendship between both the countries.

Mr Singh said, he is in Moscow at the invitation of the Russian Ministry of Defence to attend the 75th Anniversary of Victory Day Parade which is the most auspicious occasion for Russia and also significant for the whole world. 

Mr Singh said, he looks forward to participating  in the 75th Victory Parade tomorrow.

He said, Indian soldiers participated in the war effort in the millions and suffered immense casualties.


He said, it is a great honor that an Indian Military contingent will be marching in the Red Square tomorrow.

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