The India-UK Defence Consultative Group (DCG) met in London on Monday

India and the UK considered new areas for defence industrial cooperation during the India-UK Defence Consultative Group (DCG) meeting co-chaired by Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar and UK's Permanent Under Secretary of State for Defence David Williams.

They reviewed the progress of various Service level bilateral groups and other defence cooperation mechanisms during the meeting held in London on Monday, India's Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday.

Defence Secretary Kumar held discussions on wide range of issues relating to the defence and industrial cooperation between India and UK. "Both sides considered new areas for defence industrial cooperation, explored emerging domains such as cyber and Artificial Intelligence, and committed to work together for strengthening the bilateral defence relationship," the ministry added.

Later, the Indian Defence Secretary also held a bilateral meeting with UK NSA Sir Tim Barrow and discussed a number of key defence and security issues.

One of the features of the defence partnership between the two sides has been the India-UK joint military exercises.

These include Naval Exercise Konkan, which has been held in the Indian Ocean on a bi-annual basis since 2004; the Indra Dhanush Air Force Exercise held since 2006; and the Shamsheer Bugle & Ajeya Warrior Army Exercises.