Aden Duale, the Defence Cabinet Secretary has arrived in India for a three-day State Visit.
According to India’s Ministry of Defence, the visit is aimed at enhancing defence cooperation between Kenya and India.
“The visiting dignitary is expected to visit Indian shipyards and Defence industries in Goa and Bengaluru during his stay,” read the Indian Defence Ministry statement.
Since the Kenya Kwanza government took power in September 2022, CS Duale’s debut trip to India is regarded as the most important individual political visit from Kenya.
Duale will be welcomed by his Indian counterpart, Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh, during his visit.
It is anticipated that fresh approaches to enhancing defense cooperation between the two nations will emerge.
India hailed the visit as historic and claimed it was proof of the value it places on its relationships with African countries, particularly the expanding collaboration between India and Kenya.
Duale will also go to the Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), a shipbuilding facility owned by the Indian government that is located in Vasco da Gama, Goa, on the country’s west coast.
This month’s first week, CS Duale hosted the Indian High Commissioner to Kenya Namgya Khampa at the Defence Headquarters, in Nairobi.
Duale said India is one of Kenya’s strategic allies in Asia with the two countries having a firm history of cooperation, notably in trade and defence, dating way before independence