Jaitley to focus on defence, science and technology during Russia visit
Jaitley will travel to Moscow on June 23 to co-chair India-Russia Inter Governmental Commission on Military Technological Cooperation. Photograph: (Reuters)
Indian defence minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday co-chaired the first meeting of India-Russia Joint Committee on Science and Technology Cooperation with Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin and identified several key areas to step-up cooperation between the two countries in sectors like space and marine technologies, IT and deep ocean engineering.
The meeting was held in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk.
"We recognise that in today's fast moving world of technological innovation and information driven business models, manufacturing can thrive only if we are able to establish a symbiotic relationship between innovation and enterprise," Jaitley said while addressing the forum., PTI reported.
Jaitley also said the new mechanism will further energise the bilateral partnership as it will help in opening up advanced areas of cooperation, benefitting the future generations,
India is reportedly considering to launch a nano satellite of Samara State University on an Indian launch vehicle.
Jaitley, who is on a three-day visit to Russia, will now travel to Moscow to co-chair India-Russia Inter Governmental Commission on Military Technological Cooperation on June 23.