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19th IRIGC-M&MTC Meeting

Current context: The 19th India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military and Military-Technical Cooperation (IRIGC-M&MTC) meeting was held in Moscow on 6th November 2019.
19th IRIGC-M&MTC Meeting 
  • The meeting took place between the Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Russian Defence Minister General Sergey Shoigu.
  • The ministers reviewed the progress of the two working groups on Military and Military-Technical Cooperation.
  • Major decisions taken during the meet include:
    1. Russia assured participation in DefExpo 2020, to be held in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh in February 2020.
    2. Both sides agree to constitute specific working groups for after-sales support of key defence platforms.
    3. Russia affirmed to operationalise the joint venture lndo-Russia Rifles Private Limited for the manufacture of world-class Kalashnikov AK 203 rifles in India.
    4. The forthcoming Tri­Service Indra Exercises will be held to strengthen Military Cooperation between the two countries.
    5. Russia will depute an officer for the National Defence College (NDC) course in New Delhi commencing 2020.
    6. Russian Defence Minister asked Rajnath Singh for the participation of an Indian Military Contingent in Army Parade on the occasion of 75th Anniversary of the victory in the 2nd World War.

Question: 

Q.1 The 19th India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military and Military-Technical Cooperation (IRIGC-M&MTC) meeting was held in ________?
a. New Delhi
b. Moscow
c. Saint Petersburg
d. Lucknow
19th IRIGC-M&MTC Meeting 19th IRIGC-M&MTC Meeting Reviewed by Neha Verma on November 07, 2019 Rating: 5

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