Army Chief meets senior UK defence officials

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 21:05

London: On a four-day visit to the UK to
strengthen bilateral military ties, Army Chief Gen V K Singh
on Wednesday met senior British defence officials and discussed
several issues of mutual interest.

"Gen Singh was received by British Chief of General
Staff General Sir Peter Wall and he reviewed the Guard of
Honour.

Later the Indian Army Chief interacted with Secretary
of State for Defence Philip Hammond," Army officials said.

During the visit, Singh will tour training establishments
and witness a defence exercise. He will hold discussions with
senior military leaders about ways to strengthen defence ties.

Singh will also call on the British Secretary of
Defence and discuss the ways of extending the existing
cooperation between the defence forces of the two sides.

He will visit the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst,
which was the cradle of Indian army`s leadership in the
pre-independence era.

The army chief will also interact with the famous
Special Forces of Britain during the visit.

Gen Singh`s official visit will end on February 17,
but he will be there for next two days on leave and return
India on February 20.

The two sides have strong defence cooperation and a
British delegation recently visited India to hold discussions
with the Defence Ministry and the industry.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 21:05

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