Maldivian def forces chief meets Rajnath, IAF chief; discusses ways to ramp up military ties

NEW DELHI: Maldivian Defence Forces Chief Abdulla Shamaal Thursday met Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and IAF chief BS Dhanoa, and discussed ways to step up military and security cooperation.

Major General Shamaal’s four-day visit, which began Thursday, is aimed at ramping up defence cooperation, reviewing joint exercises and strengthening maritime security.

He is accompanied by a high-level delegation from various branches of the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) who will undertake detailed discussions with a joint team of the Indian armed forces. (AGENCIES)