The defence partnership between India and Egypt is deepening with the fourth joint exercise between their Air Forces, scheduled from June 21-26. India’s ambassador to Egypt, Ajit Gupte, visited Berighat Air Base to meet the Indian Air Force (IAF) contingent.

In a social media post, the Indian Embassy in Egypt stated, ” India-Egypt defence cooperation continue to strengthen, with 4th joint exercises b/w IAF and EAF being held in Egypt from 21 to 26 June 2024.Amb @AjitVGupte visited Berighat Air Base to interact with IAF contingent. C 17, IL-78 and Rafales are participating in HOPEX with EAF.”

Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi congratulated Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on his electoral victory in the Lok Sabha elections, expressing hopes for enhanced collaboration between Cairo and Delhi.

President El-Sisi wrote, “I extend my sincere congratulations to Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, on the occasion of the Indian people’s renewed confidence in their leadership for a new term. Wishing the Indian Prime Minister success and the friendly people of India further development and prosperity.”

Prime Minister, Modi responded, ” Grateful for your warm words president @AlsisiOfficial. Sustained engagement between India and Egypt has provided a new momentum to our ties. I look forward to working with you to attain unprecedented heights in the years to come.”

Prime Minister, Modi has secured a third term, supported by coalition partners including Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) and Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP. According to the Election Commission of India, the BJP won 240 seats.

President, Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of office to Prime Minister, Modi and his Union Council of Ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan on June 9.

India and Egypt share a close political understanding based on a long history of contacts and cooperation in bilateral, regional, and global issues. Diplomatic relations at the Ambassador level were established on August 18, 1947. Both nations have cooperated closely in multilateral fora and were founding members of the Non-Aligned Movement. India and Egypt celebrated the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2022.