Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag leaves on Russia tour

Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag on Wednesday left on a four-day visit to Russia during which enhancement of bilateral military cooperation will be under focus.

New Delhi: Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag on Wednesday left on a four-day visit to Russia during which enhancement of bilateral military cooperation will be under focus.

"The visit assumes significance in the light of the special relationship India shares historically with Russia," a senior Army official said.

During the visit, Suhag will be interacting with the top military hierarchy of the Russian armed forces and Defence Ministry.

Among various defence establishments, the Army Chief will also visit the Mikhailovskaya Artillery Academy and Western Military District of the Russian Army.

Indian and Russian armies have a long standing relationship involving training, hardware, exchanges and conduct of military exercises.

"This visit will give a fillip to the existing relations," the official said.  

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