Nirmala Sitharaman asked India’s defence attaches to play proactive role

Vastavam web: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today asked India’s defence attaches abroad to play a proactive role in promoting the country as a major manufacturer of military platforms.The defence attaches posted in 44 countries are in India to attend the four-day-long Defence Expo beginning Wednesday in Thiruvidanthai near Chennai.India has Resident Defence Attaches (DAs) in 44 countries, who are accredited to a total of 95 countries.

“The Defence Minister outlined India’s interest in building stronger military-to-military cooperation, training and capacity building as well as cooperation in defence industry and technology with our partners,” the ministry said in a statement.Talking about ongoing efforts to expand defence manufacturing in India, she also stressed the need for DAs to engage effectively with all stakeholders in the defence sector.

A number of top defence ministry officials as well as representatives of the defence industry attended the conference.