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Argentine Defense Minister in India amid country’s interest in Texas | indian news

NEW DELHI: Defending Minister Rajnath Singh will hold talks with his Argentine counterpart Jorge Enrique Taiana on Tuesday to discuss measures to strengthen the bilateral defense relationship, amid the South American nation showing interest in acquiring the indigenous people. Roof tiles light combat aircraft.
Taiana, who arrived in New Delhi on Monday, is also scheduled to visit Bangalore during her four-day visit to India. “The delegation-level meeting to be co-chaired by the two ministers on Tuesday will focus on further consolidating defense cooperation,” an official said.
The officials said Argentina it now wants India to submit a formal proposal for its proposed acquisition of 16 Tejas fighters. Last month, the Indian Ambassador to Argentina, Dinesh Bhatia, together with a delegation from Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL), met with Taiana and the head of the Argentine Air Force, Brigadier General Xavier Isaac, to show off the production capabilities Defense forces ‘Make in India’, especially Tejas and Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH).
The Tejas single-engine fighter, Dhruv helicopters, BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles and Akash surface-to-air missile systems are among the major weapons systems India is seeking to export to friendly countries.
While a $375 million contract for three coastal anti-ship batteries of the 290km-range BrahMos missiles was signed with the Philippines in January 2022, Malaysia earlier this year had selected the South Korean FA-50 fighter over the Tejas for $ 920 million. agreement for the import of 18 light attack aircraft after a long process.
India’s export of weapons and defense technologies hit an all-time high of Rs 16 billion in the fiscal year 2022-23. But much more work will be required if the ambitious target set by the government of achieving a domestic turnover of Rs 1.75 000 crore in the aerospace and defense sector, including exports of Rs 35 000 crore, is to be met by 2024-25.

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