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Source: The post is based on the article “India, Italy elevate ties to strategic partnership, sign MoU on defence cooperation” published in The Hindu on 3rd March 2023.
What is the News?
The Italian Prime Minister met the Indian PM during his visit to India.
The Italian PM also inaugurated the 2023 edition of the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi.
What are the key highlights from the visit?
India and Italy have announced the elevation of the bilateral relationship to the level of strategic partnership.
Signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on defence cooperation.
Announced the establishment of a ‘Startup Bridge’ between India and Italy.
Decided to hold joint exercises and training courses between the armed forces of the two countries on a regular basis.
What is Raisina Dialogue?
Raisina Dialogue is India’s flagship conference on geopolitics and geo-strategy.
It is organized by the Ministry of External Affairs in collaboration with the Observer Research Foundation(ORF).
Theme for 2023: “Provocation, Uncertainty, Turbulence: Lighthouse in the Tempest