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The second edition of Joint Defence Cooperation Committee (JDCC) meeting between India and Tanzania was held in Arusha, Tanzania on June 28 & 29, 2023. The Indian delegation, led by Joint Secretary, Shri Amitabh Prasad, included senior officials from Ministry of Defence, Armed Forces and the High Commission of India, Dar es Salaam. Tanzanian side led by Maj. Gen Fadhil Omary Nondo, Land Force Commander included senior officers from Tanzania Peoples Defence Forces.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed a wide range of opportunities for collaboration with a view to enhancing security in the Indian Ocean Region. The Indian delegation highlighted the growing prowess of the Indian Defence manufacturing to export to friendly countries. A five-year roadmap for defence cooperation was also agreed to between the two sides, which covers initiatives ranging from customised training & capacity building to maritime cooperation, infrastructure building and collaboration in defence equipment and technology.