NEW DELHI, India May 25 (NNN-Bernama) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss boosting defence ties with Indonesia during his visit to Jakarta next week, Indian media reported, citing a foreign ministry official.
"As far as defence cooperation with Indonesia is concerned, there is interest on maritime domain awareness and navy-to-navy cooperation is an important element. We are also talking in terms of the renewal of the defence cooperation agreement," Priti Saran, a senior official in India's Ministry of External Affairs, was quoted as saying by The Hindu.
"There are some agreements that are under discussion in the areas of defence, space and science and technology which are still being negotiated," Saran said.
Modi will visit Indonesia and Singapore between May 29 and June 2.
His first stop will Jakarta where he will hold talks with President Joko Widodo.
From Indonesia, the Indian prime minister will travel to Singapore to speak at the "Shangri-La Dialogue" security conference on June 1.
Modi is expected to talk about India's policy on peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK