Committed to deepen strategic ties with Mongolia: Rajnath Singh

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Indian Defence Minister  Rajnath Singh who is on an official visit to Mongolia said that New Delhi is committed  to further deepening multifaceted Strategic Partnership with Mongolia.

Rajnath Singh is on a five-day visit to Mongolia and Japan beginning 5 September 2022 with an aim to expand India's strategic and defence ties with the two countries. 


Visit to Mongolia :

His visit to Mongolia from 5-7 September 2022 is the first-ever tour to the East Asian country by an Indian defence minister.

He met the Mongolian defence minister Saikhanbayar Gursed in Ulaanbaatar on 6 September 2022.

The Minister also met President of Mongolia, U. Khurelsukh.


India Mongolia relationship :

India and Mongolia share warm and cordial bilateral relations. Mongolia regards India as its “third” and a “spiritual neighbour”. 

The bilateral relationship was upgraded to a Strategic Partnership in 2015 during the historic visit of Prime Minister Modi to the country.

India has provided a loan of USD 1.236 billion to Mongolia to build a 1.5 million metric tonnes oil refinery near Sainshand in southern Dornogovi province of Mongolia.

It is being constructed by India’s public sector Engineers India Limited.

Mongolia :

It is located in North Central Asia.

Capital:  Ulaanbaatar 

Currency: Tugrik

President: Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh

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