February 04
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Armenia and India are cooperating very successfully, and we will see the tangible results of this cooperation in the near future, Armenian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to India Yuri Babakhanyan told, commenting on the purchase of weaponry worth $260 million from India.

Babakhanyan explained that the process does not end with a single deal, but becomes a strategic cooperation with friendly India.

The ambassador assured that cooperation with India in the field of armaments will continue. "We are just beginning, but we must continue this work and re-equip our army, including with the help of our friendly India," Babakhanyan added.

He called Armenian Defense Minister Suren Papikyan's visit to India a very successful one. "Many cooperation agreements have been reached. It continues, we will soon see the results," the diplomat stressed.

The diplomat recalled that India has repeatedly asserted Armenia's territorial integrity, stating that India is against the extraterritorial corridor that violates Armenia's sovereignty and cannot be positively perceived by friendly India.

"On the other hand, India is interested in participating in the Black Sea-Persian Gulf logistics route, because it is beneficial for India, as it is the shortest route to Europe through the territories of Iran, Armenia and Georgia. Apart from the fact that this is the shortest route bypassing the Suez Canal, it is also the safest route for India and runs exclusively through the territory of friendly countries, which is very important in our extremely turbulent times. So India is also interested in this issue," concluded Yuri Babakhanyan.

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