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The UAE government has shown interest in the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft and several ‘Make in India’ military platforms and even proposed to expand military training.
The official shared that India and UAE have agreed to expand their joint military training to enhance capabilities to conduct operations in deserts.
The joint military expansion and other defence cooperation, all these issues were covered between Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and UAE’s Minister of State for Defence Affairs, Mohammed Ahmed Al Bowardi Al Falacy on Tuesday.
The UAE official is on a visit to India since Monday and will visit facilities of defence PSUs, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), on Wednesday.
Curious UAE minister will visit HAL facility of Bangalore to see Tejas LCA on Wednesday. They will also head to IAF’s Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE) well known for conducting flight testing of aircraft, airborne systems and weapon stores, prior to their induction.
The Tejas aircraft is designed and developed by the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) with collaboration with HAL as a principal partner. Official shared that the UAE ministers were interested in the Tejas aircraft.
The official also informed that both the countries agreed on conducting joint training in desert areas. India and UAE have been practicing exercises between their navies and air forces, but not between their armies.
A statement released by the defence ministry stated “During their meeting, both the Ministers discussed a range of defence cooperation issues and agreed upon priority areas for cooperation including enhanced military to military exchanges, training, military medicine and defence industry tie-ups,”
The officials even added that both defence minister even talked about exploring ways and developing the committee to enhance joint ventures between the two countries.