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Army Chief to visit China to build defence cooperation

Updated: Nov 21, 2016 08:54 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 21 (ANI): Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh will leave for China on a four-day official visit from today.

He will lead a high-level military delegation comprising of senior military officers whose major aim will be to engage China on subjects of mutual concern and shared interest, including terrorism, humanitarian assistance and peace keeping training.

This visit will prove a great opportunity to re-engage PLA in field of defence cooperation and build existing mutual cooperation and trust between the two nations.

The delegation will meet a number of high ranking dignitaries of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the Central Military Commission (CMC).

The visit comes at a time when a joint military exercise between the two armies is underway in Pune. This will be followed by the visit to the Western Theatre Command by PLA Commander General Zhao Zongqi in the second week of December. (ANI)