Gen Manoj Pande visits France to boost bilateral defence ties

Team India Sentinels Monday 14th of November 2022 01:29 AM

Gen Manoj Pande (File Pic)

New Delhi: Indian Army chief General Manoj Pande commenced his 4-day visit to France on Sunday, with an aim to further boost the existing bilateral defence ties between two countries.

He will be meeting his French counterpart and other senior military hierarchies in the country.

Gen Pande will also be laying wreath at Neuve Chapelle Indian Memorial, which commemorates the sacrifices of 4,742 Indian soldiers during the First World War.

The Army chief is scheduled to call on the Chief of the Defence Staff, Chief of the Army Staff, and Commander Commandement des Forces Terrestres (CFT) / Command of the Land Combat Forces, where he will discuss avenues for enhancing India-France defence relations.

Gen Pande will be visiting Ecole Militarie, comprising of various military training establishments in Paris and address Senior Staff Officers attending a course at Ecole de Guerra-T.

He will also be visiting Military Schools at Draguignan, which are premier training establishments that train commissioned officers and non-commissioned officers.

The ever-expanding defence cooperation engagements which encompass a broad spectrum of activities have established a strong bonhomie across every level of the two Armies.

His visit to France will further strengthen the bonds of trust and understanding between the two armies, the Indian Army said.


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