Kuala Lumpur: The country’s security being given a high priority, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India would increase its defense cooperation with Malaysia.
Speaking at a joint press conference at the Malaysian capital with Prime Minister Najib Razak today, Modi said, “Increase in defense cooperation shows our shared commitment to deal with increasing security challenges. We intend to deepen our cooperation in this area.”
The Indian Prime Minister after attending the 13th ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations & 10th East India Summit has also been holding bilateral meeting with host Malaysian government.
The defense cooperation proposes to include maritime security, strengthening of disaster response systems in the region and cooperation in cyber security.
“As our lives get more networked, cyber security is emerging as one of the most serious concerns of our age,” said Modi.
Earlier today Modi was given a guard of honour at the ceremonial welcome at Putrajaya, Malaysia’s federal administrative center.
Of the 30 million people living in Malaysia about 2 million are of Indian origin.
Yesterday addressing the Indian diaspora of Malaysia, Modi lauded the efforts and accomplishments of Malay Indians.