Tanzanian delegation visits BDL

Tanzanian delegation visits BDL

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Tanzanian delegation visits BDL

Both Tanzania and India have defence relationship going back a long time. Now On 26 August, India and Tanzania signed an agreement to form a task force to prepare a five-year ‘future road map’ for enhancing defence cooperation between both countries. Both countries will also hold the next Joint Defence Cooperation meeting in Tanzania at an early date. The bilateral meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and the Tanzanian Minister of Defence and National Service Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax was held in New Delhi

The Tanzanian delegation is on India visit to look at the country’s indigenous defence industry, and to explore opportunities for collaboration. Tanzanian Defence minister Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax was herself leading the delegation consisting of Senior Armed Forces officials. On August 29, they visited the manufacturing facilities of Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) manufacturer various types of missile systems.

The minister accompanied by senior officials from the Tanzanian Armed Forces, the Indian Defence Advisor accredited to Tanzania, and officials from the Indian Ministry of Defence. They were briefed about export products that BDL is manufacturing.

Shri P Radhakrishna, Director (Production), BDL. Shri N Srinivasulu, Director (Finance), Dr. Upender Vennam, IPoS, Chief Vigilance Officer, BDL, and other senior officials from BDL received the delegation. A display of products and equipment by other Defence Public Sector Undertakings, private industry, and start-ups was also organized at BDL.

“Honoured by the visit of HE Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax, Defence Minister, Tanzania at BDL today. The visit will further strengthen Defence Cooperation existing between India and Tanzania and will give a fillip to the export of ‘Made in India’ defence products.”

According to a Press release by the BDL, the company is ready to export Anti-Tank Guided Missiles, Surface-to-Air Missiles, Underwater weapons, Counter Measure Dispensing systems, Drone delivered bombs and Drone delivered missiles to the African nation. The visit will further strengthen Defence Cooperation existing between India and Tanzania and will give a fillip to the export of ‘Made in India’ defence products.

“A wide range of issues concerning bilateral, regional, and defence industrial cooperation were discussed during the meeting. The two Ministers reviewed the existing military-to-military activities and discussed ways to enhance cooperation in all domains with a focus on defence industry cooperation,” a Ministry statement said.