Talks ongoing with India to set up small arms manufacturing unit: Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister

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Sri Lankan Defense Minister Premita Bandara Tennakoon has informed that Sri Lanka is in talks with India to set up a small arms manufacturing unit in its country, which will further strengthen defense cooperation between the two countries. We are in touch with our Indian counterparts, he said.

Colombo. Sri Lanka is in talks with India to set up a small arms manufacturing unit here which will further strengthen defense cooperation between the two countries. Sri Lankan Defense Minister Premita Bandara Tennakoon gave this information on Wednesday. “We are in talks with India to set up a manufacturing unit of small arms,” Tennakoon told reporters here. He said, we are in touch with our Indian counterparts, there is a lot to learn from India. The Defense Minister said that discussions are on for a joint venture in the military industry.

This discussion is taking place after the second seminar on India-Sri Lanka defense cooperation held here in early April. Indian Ambassador to Colombo, Santosh Jha, in his address said that the Indian defense industry is today equipped with state-of-the-art weapons, advanced technologies and world-class equipment. He said, some of the prominent ones include fighter aircraft, helicopters to naval ships, electronic warfare systems to cyber security solutions and small arms to long range weapon systems. Jha said that India is willing to provide these capabilities to its friendly countries like Sri Lanka.

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