German Defense Minister in India for a two-day visit

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  1. Tshering22

    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    German Defense minister in India

    India and Germany will discuss regional and international security and defence issues during the two-day visit of German defence minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg to the country beginning tomorrow.

    Guttenberg is reaching Bangalore tomorrow where he is scheduled to visit the Aero India airshow and hold talks with defence minister AK Antony on a range of issues.

    "The talks between the two ministers on the sidelines of the show will focus on regional and international security and defence issues," a German embassy statement said.

    The visiting minister is leading a high-profile 40-member delegation which is expected to explore ways to enhance bilateral relations.

    A total of 17 German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) member companies will be present at the German pavilion at Aero India, which is dubbed as Asia's premier air show.

    Guttenberg is also scheduled to meet Chief of Air Staff PV Naik and Director General of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) VK Saraswat.

    India and Germany share a strategic partnership in the field of defence.

    In 2006, the two sides signed a Memorandum of Understanding that provides for the establishment of three bilateral working groups focussing on strategic and policy matters on military issues, military cooperation between the armed forces and defence technology and defence business cooperation.
     
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    i think india should ask the german defence minister to bring one leopard2a6 mbt to india for comparitive trials against arjun mbt.the leopard is widely regarded as the best mbt.if the arjun performs fairly then it will be a slap in the face of the anti arjun fraction in the army.
     
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    That's already been proven well against T-90s. And this was a trial that mattered since Arjun had to pit against a tank operational in OUR arsenal. Arjun proved its mettle. So Army now is pressed to buy large number of MK2 Arjuns (total maybe till 600-800 in combination with MK1). That's a fairly good enough slap to corrupt Army top brass. That's one thing I will praise DRDO for---shutting babu mouths.
     
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    arjun has already passed the test against t-90 with distinction.the real test would be against a leopard2a6 or m1a2 though i am pretty sure that arjun true to its name will be undefeatable.
     
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    New Delhi, Feb 8 (PTI) India and Germany will discuss regional and international security and defence issues during the two-day visit of German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg to the country beginning tomorrow.

    Guttenberg is reaching Bangalore tomorrow where he is scheduled to visit the Aero India airshow and hold talks with Defence Minister A K Antony on a range of issues.

    "The talks between the two ministers on the sidelines of the show will focus on regional and international security and defence issues," a German embassy statement said.

    The visiting minister is leading a high-profile 40-member delegation which is expected to explore ways to enhance bilateral relations.

    A total of 17 German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) member companies will be present at the German pavilion at Aero India, which is dubbed as Asia's premier air show.
     

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