SPDF receives ammunition from Indian army


21-May-2009

Chief of Defence Forces Brigadier Leopold Payet accepted the donation from Indian high commissioner Asit Kumar Nag on Tuesday afternoon at the New Port in the presence of senior SPDF officers, Indian military attachés and officers of the INS Matanga – which carried the consignment.

Mr Kumar Nag officially hands over the consignment of ammunition to Brigadier Payet

Brigadier Payet said India-Seychelles defence cooperation has been boosted by close friendship and understanding over the last 30 years. He thanked the Indian government for the donation and added that the SPDF is looking forward to further strengthening links with the Indian defence forces.

Mr Kumar Nag said the ammunition will further develop the operational preparedness of the SPDF and help to protect the country from any threats.

Serious bilateral military cooperation started in 1989 with the arrival in Seychelles of an Indian army training team, and a memorandum of understanding on defence cooperation was signed by the two countries on September 10, 2003.

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