India, Malaysia will deepen defence cooperation: PM Narendra Modi ​

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Kuala Lumpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday vowed to make stronger the defence cooperation with Malaysia.
“We will make defence cooperation stronger. Our agreements on cyber security are very important,” Modi said at a joint press conference here.

“We will work with renewed vigour to raise momentum of our partnership. We will continue to deepen security cooperation,” he added.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was also present at the conference.

Modi also complimented his Malaysian counterpart for combating extremism and radicalisation, and highlighting the “real values of Islam”.

Addressing a press conference after the talks, Najib described Modi “a man of action”, adding that the Indian PM wants things to be implemented expeditiously.

Expressing satisfaction over the outcome of the meeting, Najib said the two leaders discussed defence cooperation.

Notably, defence and security were key areas in which both countries were looking to ramp up bilateral cooperation.

On the third and final day of his Malaysia visit, Modi began bilateral programmes with a ceremonial welcome here.

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