Friday, January 06, 2012

Myanmar: Indian Army chief begins five-day tour of Myanmar

Source: IRNA

Indian Army Chief General V K Singh began on Thursday his five-day visit to Yangon to bolster defence ties and mutual understanding between India and Myanmar.

During his five-day visit on January 5-9, the Army Chief will meet Myanmar's President, Commander-in-Chief of its defence forces, Chief of General Staff of the Army and other senior officials in the government, PTI news agency quoted officials as saying in New Delhi.

General Singh will also visit the country's defence institutions like National Defence College, Command and General Staff College and North Western Command headquarters.

To strengthen the defence cooperation between the two countries, India will offer to increase the number of vacancies reserved for Myanmar's gentlemen cadets in the National Defence Academy (NDA) at Khadakvasla in Pune, they said.

With enhanced thrust on sprucing up existing border mechanism between India and Myanmar, India will also offer road construction equipment to Myanmar for improving connectivity in bordering areas and across the border.