PHOTOS: Indian Prime Minister’s Gift to Kenyan Military
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday morning presented 30 field ambulances to be used by the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF).
Mr Modi handed the vehicles to President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House where he was officially welcomed to the country in an elaborate state reception complete with a 19-gun salute.
The ambulances were offered in a bid to boost the India-Kenya defence partnership.
India has one of the largest military forces in the world after US, Russia, China and Japan. It has the most active manpower with a frontline personnel of 1,325,000 men.
According to a 2015 report ranking the World’s strongest militaries, India ranks fifth with a total budget of Sh5.1 Trillion.
The two Heads of State held bilateral talks focussed on deepening trade between the two countries and help reduce the huge trade imbalance which is currently in favour of India.
Kenyatta National Hospital is also set to receive state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility following Modi’s visit.