Army Chief Gen Naravane undertakes three-day visit to S Korea from today
He will also visit the Korea Combat Training Centre in Inje Country, Gangwon Province, and Advance Defence Development at Daejeon
Indian Army chief General MM Naravane began his three-day visit to South Korea from Monday. During the visit, Gen Naravane will be meeting senior military and civilian leadership of the country.
He will lay a wreath at the National Cemetery and War Memorial in Seoul. He is scheduled to call on the Minister of National Defence, ROK Army Chief, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Minister of Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) where he will discuss avenues for enhancing India-ROK defense relations, according to an official statement by the Ministry of Defence.
The Army Chief will also visit the Korea Combat Training Centre in Inje Country, Gangwon Province, and Advance Defence Development (ADD) at Daejeon.
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and India’s longstanding standoff with China, Indian Army Chief General Naravane has embarked on a series of high-level bilateral visits to several nations.
Earlier this month, the COAS visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and met his counterparts and senior military leadership of these countries and discussed the bilateral engagement.
In November, Naravane went on a three-day visit to Kathmandu, where he met Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and discussed ways to further the bilateral relations between India and Nepal.
He also gifted medical equipment, including X-ray machines, computed radiography systems, ICU ventilators, video endoscopy units, and anesthesia machines, for two field hospitals of the Nepali Army.
The Chief of Army Staff was conferred the honorary rank of General of Nepal Army by Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari.
In October, the COAS and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla visited Myanmar to review the sustained progress in bilateral relations which have been marked in recent years by regular high-level visits and interactions.