India – Rwanda Joint Defence Cooperation Committee (JDCC)



Recently, India and Rwanda held their maiden Joint Defence Cooperation Committee meeting.



GS-02 (International Relations)

Main highlights:

  • Bilateral relations between India and Rwanda have been cordial and have grown steadily over the years.
  • India and Rwanda held the first edition of the Joint Defence Cooperation Committee (JDCC) meeting in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • The meeting was to discuss a wide range of opportunities to enhance defence cooperation between the two countries.
  • The point of discussions hovered around key areas like training cooperation, joint military exercises, defence-industrial cooperation, etc.



About Rwanda:


  • Location: Situated in Central/Eastern Africa. It  is a landlocked country positioned in the Southern and Eastern Hemispheres of the Earth.
  • Rwanda forms a part of the Great Rift Valley region of Africa.
  • Bordering Countries: Rwanda shares its borders with Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Famous Lakes: Burera, Cohana, Ruhondo, Muhazi, Rweru, and Ihema.