The Russian-Indian Intergovernmental Commission on military and technical cooperation is to determine the priorities for the near future, said Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, opening its meeting held today in Moscow.
"Today's meeting is held in a new format - we consider issues of cooperation in the military and technical areas. During the work, we will sum up the results of joint activities over the past period and fix the priorities in the protocol, the draft of which was prepared by our experts", - Sergei Shoigu explained.
Opening its meeting, he said that India is one of Russia's key partners in the military and technical spheres, and relations between the countries are strategic.
"We have just had a detailed conversation with the minister of defence of India in a narrow format and discussed issues of mutual interest. Such meetings on the eve of the plenary session of the Commission have become a good tradition", - Sergei Shoigu stressed.