Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited Nigeria and engaged with the Indian diaspora, emphasizing India’s increasing significance on the global stage due to its expanding economy and progressive government actions. Singh’s visit, the first-ever by an Indian defence minister to the African country, included his representation of India at the swearing-in ceremony of Nigerian President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
During his interaction with the Indian community in Nigeria, Singh highlighted the government’s focus on ‘Aatmanirbharta’ (self-reliance) and the substantial progress in defense exports, contributing to the objective of ‘Make in India, Make for the World’. The event was attended by members of the Indian community from Abuja and other cities in Nigeria.
Singh also expressed appreciation for the positive contributions made by the Indian community and had discussions with senior Nigerian dignitaries at a dinner hosted by the Indian High Commissioner. Nigeria is home to over 50,000 Indians, and Indian-owned/operated companies are among the largest employers in the country.
Rajnath Singh’s visit to Nigeria and his interaction with the Indian diaspora highlighted India’s growing importance on the world stage. He emphasized the country’s fast-expanding economy and progressive government actions. Singh also mentioned the government’s focus on ‘Aatmanirbharta’ (self-reliance) and the significant progress made in defense exports towards the objective of ‘Make in India, Make for the World.’ The event was attended by members of the Indian community from Abuja and other cities in Nigeria. Singh appreciated the positive contributions made by the Indian community in Nigeria and also interacted with senior Nigerian dignitaries.
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