Raksha Mantri meets top Italian defence industry leaders in Rome

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The Union Minister for Defence, Shri Rajnath Singh in a group photograph with CEOs and other top industry leaders of Italian defence companies at Rome, in Italy on October 10, 2023.
The Union Minister for Defence, Shri Rajnath Singh in a group photograph with CEOs and other top industry leaders of Italian defence companies at Rome, in Italy on October 10, 2023.
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Raksha Mantri meets top Italian defence industry leaders in Rome

India offers exciting opportunities for co-development & co-production; Complementary capacities of Indian & Italian defence industries could be optimised in a win-win situation: Shri Rajnath Singh

By PIB Delhi

On the second day of his visit to Italy, Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh met the CEOs and other top industry leaders of Italian defence companies in Rome on October 10, 2023. During the meeting, the Raksha Mantri recalled his warm meeting with Italian Defence Minister Mr. Guido Crosetto & the defence agreement concluded on the preceding day and emphasised the need for the defence industries of the two countries to work together.  

Shri Rajnath Singh stated that the government, led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has significantly improved the ease of doing business in India, eased the norms for FDI in defence, created two Defence Industrial Corridors and is consistently working to encourage defence manufacturing in India. “India offers exciting opportunities for co-development & co-production and the complementary capacities of Indian & Italian defence industries could be optimised in a win-win situation,” he said. The Raksha Mantri also requested the Italian industry leaders to strengthen the supply chain linkages with the Indian defence manufacturers and develop closer ties with the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers. 

The meeting was attended by CEOs, Presidents & Vice Presidents and senior officials of 24 Italian defence companies. Industry leaders from Leonardo,  Fincantieri, Elettronica, Beretta, AIAD, Pasquali and many other prominent Italian companies were present. The presence of the Italian defence industry in these numbers was a record of sorts. 

The Union Minister for Defence, Shri Rajnath Singh interaction with CEOs and other top industry leaders of Italian defence companies at Rome, in Italy on October 10, 2023.
The Union Minister for Defence, Shri Rajnath Singh interacted with CEOs and other top industry leaders of Italian defence companies in Rome, Italy on October 10, 2023.

The Raksha Mantri welcomed the proposals made by the CEOs on strengthening defence relations between the two countries and assured them of all necessary support and assistance on the part of the Government of India. 

The Italian Under Secretary of Defence Mr Matteo Perego di Cremnago also attended the meeting, in addition to the representation by the Secretary General of Association of Defence Industries and the Italian Ministry of Defence. 

Later in the day, the Raksha Mantri, accompanied by Mr. Matteo Perego di Cremnago and Indian Ambassador to Italy Smt Neena Malhotra visited Montone in Perugia Province where he paid rich tributes at a Memorial recently built for Naik Yeshwant Ghadge and other Indian soldiers who fought in the Italian Campaign in World War II.

Over 50,000 soldiers from the Indian Army participated in the Italian Campaign, of which over 5,700 lost their lives and are commemorated in various cemeteries across Italy. He was welcomed by the Mayor of Montone, the local community, school children and the Indian community members at Montone. The Raksha Mantri thanked them for keeping the memories of Indian soldiers alive. The visit of Raksha Mantri to the Yeshwant Ghadge Memorial has deepened the unique historical connection India shares with Italy.

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Antara Tripathy M.Sc., B.Ed. by qualification and bring 15 years of media reporting experience.. Coverred many illustarted events like, G20, ICC,MCCI,British High Commission, Bangladesh etc. She took over from the founder Editor of IBG NEWS Suman Munshi (15/Mar/2012- 09/Aug/2018 and October 2020 to 13 June 2023).
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