Growing defence relations between India and Madagascar

by Editorial

A 5 member Indian mobile training team completed imparting 14 days special training to 50 Malagasy Special Forces in the port city of Antsiranana. The Malagasy special forces consisted from both the navy and army of Madagascar. Indian Navy mobile training team was deployed in Madagascar for capacity building and training of the Malagasy Special Forces for two weeks that concluded last week.

Madagascar’s Minister of National Defence Major General Léon Jean Richard RAKOTONIRINA, thanked the Government of India, especially Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and India’s Ambassador to Madagascar Abhay Kumar in a video message, for making this training possible which will help Madagascar in protecting its coasts. The 5-member Mobile Training Team left Madagascar, onboard INS Jalashwa which had brought humanitarian aid for Madagascar.

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