Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar, on October 19, 2022, held bilateral meetings with the delegations of Bangladesh and Kazakhstan on the sidelines of 12th DefExpo in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. He met a Bangladesh delegation led by Lt Gen Waker-Uz-Zaman, Principal Staff Officer, Armed Forces Division, Bangladesh. They reviewed the key ongoing bilateral defence cooperation issues between the two countries and explored ways to enhance defence-industrial cooperation.
The Defence Secretary, later, met the Kazakhstan delegation led by Lt Gen Ruslan Shpekbayev, Deputy Defence Minister, Kazakhstan. A number of bilateral defence cooperation issues were deliberated with particular focus on training, joint exercises and capability building.