Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on a visit to Moscow to attend the important SCO meeting; Will not meet with China’s defense minister


New Delhi: Defense Minister Rajnath Singh is on a three-day visit to Moscow to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting. There he will hold talks with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Soigu on increasing bilateral defense cooperation. However, sources said he could not meet with the Chinese defense minister at the meeting.

The meeting, to be held in Moscow on Friday, is expected to bring together defense ministers from all four member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to address regional security challenges, such as terrorism and extremism.

Indian and Chinese Army brigade commanders are on a visit to Chusahul / Moldo to discuss the situation on the south bank of Lake Pangong in Ladakh, while Defense Minister Shri Singh is on a visit to Russia.