India-Romania pact on defence to help in better cooperation
The defence cooperation agreement signed between India and Romania earlier this week will enhance collaboration through the exchange of expertise and knowledge on subjects of mutual interest including co-development and co-production of military hardware, says Simona Cojocaru, State Secretary and Chief of the Department for Defence Policy, Planning and International Relations of Romania.
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India and Romania have signed a defence cooperation agreement that will promote collaboration in defence and related sectors.
The agreement covers areas such as co-development and co-production of military hardware, defence medicine, scientific research, cyber defence, technology, and research and development.
Simona Cojocaru, State Secretary and Chief of the Department for Defence Policy, Planning and International Relations of Romania, believes that the agreement will create enormous opportunities for cooperation between the two countries.
During her visit to India, Ms. Cojocaru held talks with her Indian counterpart on a range of issues, including security in the Black Sea and Indo-Pacific regions, and cooperation in the multilateral framework.
She also highlighted India’s importance as a partner for Romania in the Indo-Pacific region and stated that the EU Indo-Pacific strategy could help advance cooperation between the EU and India.
The roadmap to 2025 of the ‘EU-India Strategic Partnership’ and the commitments taken at the EU-India Leaders’ Meeting in May 2021 provide the right framework to take EU-India cooperation forward.