New Delhi: Make in India program is progressing fastly. More than 25 Indian and 100 Israeli companies will accumulate this month for a seminar on defence and security in Israel.
SIBAT, the Israel Ministry of defence international defence cooperation and directorate, and FICCI together will organize the seminar on Feb 21-25.
A press communique said that the seminar will mainly focus on cooperation and risks between micro, small and medium enterprises on both sides.
The seminar will highlight the potential of Make in India and will deal with the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2016 with a special focus between industries in India and Israel.
Around 500 B2B meetings will take place in the seminar.
The next seminar will be expected in Chennai later this year.
Ambassador Daniel Carmon said: “Our growing relations with India range on a wide spectrum of sectors from defence to water, agriculture IT, R&D…In the field of defence, Israel has proven more than once in the past as a reliable strategic partner and that we are open for the concept of transfer of advanced technology and joint development.”
Make In India is one of the key campaigns of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian government.(IANS)
Iran has invited Pakistan to join Chabahar port project
It is a very crucial port of great importance
India, Iran and Afghanistan have already signed a trilateral agreement in 2016
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has invited Pakistan to participate in the Chabahar Port project that connects India to Afghanistan, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, a leading Pakistani daily reported on Tuesday.
The move may be seen as Zarif’s bid to allay concerns here over the Indian involvement in the Iranian port, Dawn online reported. The Iranian minister also, meanwhile, extended the invitation to China.
“We offered to participate in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). We have also offered Pakistan and China to participate in Chahbahar,” Zarif, who is on a three-day visit to Pakistan, said while delivering a lecture at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) on Monday, according to the daily.
India, Iran and Afghanistan signed a trilateral agreement in 2016 to jointly develop the Chabahar port, opening a new strategic transit route between the three nations and other Central Asian nations, bypassing Pakistan. In November 2017, India delievered the first consignment of wheat to Afghanistan through the Chabahar Port.
Zarif had earlier held bilateral talks with his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Asif and addressed a trade conference. The visiting Foreign Minister is being accompanied by a large trade delegation from Iran.
He also said that Gwadar Port and Chabahar Port needed to be linked through sea and land routes for development of deprived Eastern and South-eastern Iran and South Western Pakistan. “We are taking measures to do that and there is an open invitation to Pakistan to participate in that,” Zarif said.
He also said that the Chabahar port project was not meant to “encircle Pakistan … strangulate anybody”, adding that Iran would not allow anybody to hurt Pakistan from its territory, much like Pakistan would not allow its soil to be used against Iran.
Zarif likened Iran’s relations with India to Pakistan’s ties with Saudi Arabia. “Our relations with India, just like Pakistan’s relations with Saudi Arabia, are not against Islamabad as we understand Pakistan’s relations with Saudi Arabia are not against Iran.” IANS