India will convey to Britain its deep concern over continuing Pakistan-backed cross border terrorism and reasons for heightened Indo-Pak tensions during the visit of British Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Sir Michael Boyce who arrives in New Delhi on Thursday.
Boyce, the first foreign military chief to visit New Delhi since Indo-Pak tensions escalated after December 13 attack on Parliament, will meet defence minister George Fernandes on Friday and hold extensive deliberations with top services officials during his two-day visit, it was officially announced.
The British admiral would hold talks with the chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gen S Padmanabhan and would be given a detailed briefing on India's present security concerns and environment by deputy chief of the integrated Defence Staff Vice Admiral S Bhangara.
He would hold talks also with Naval Chief Admiral Madhvendera Singh and Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal S Krishnaswamy.
The British Chief of Defence Staff would be visiting Nepal after his India tour.