EU Chief To Seek Closer Military, Trade Ties During India Visit: Official
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EU Chief To Seek Closer Military, Trade Ties During India Visit: Official

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April 25, 2022

The European Union's chief executive will seek to increase sales of European military equipment to India and relaunch talks on a free trade deal when she meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Monday, a senior EU official said.


New Delhi, 25 April 2022

As per news report of NDTV, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen's visit is part of Western efforts to encourage India to reduce its ties to Russia after Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, and follows a trip last week by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. "There are a whole host of Western leaders reaching out to India right now to see what alternatives we can provide," the senior EU official said. "The key is that we want to bring forward this relationship, work on technology together and bring India into our camp, that's the main message of our visit," the official said. Von der Leyen arrived in India on Sunday for a two-day official visit, her first as president of European Commission. India has not explicitly condemned the February 24 invasion by Russia, its biggest supplier of military hardware.

Source -NDTV

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