Improving defence ties with regional powers, particularly with India, has been a key focus of Canada’s recently released Indo-Pacific strategy. During their bilateral conversation in April, Canadian Defence Minister Anand briefed her Indian counterpart on her country’s Indo-Pacific strategy.according to an official statement about the phone call between Singh and Anand.
Improving defence ties with regional powers, particularly with India, has been a key focus of Canada’s recently released Indo-Pacific strategy.
Canada will invest 48.7 million dollars to increase the Canadian Armed Forces’ participation in joint exercises with regional allies and partners,” announced Minister Anand in a speech detailing the defence edge to her country’s Indo-Pacific strategy.
New Delhi and Ottawa will also look to scale up cooperation between the defence ecosystems in both countries.
Both ministers discussed ways to develop bilateral defence relations, which shall be reflective of their democratic ethos and a shared interest in the peace and security.