September 23, 2017

Myanmar, India pledge greater cooperation in defence, security

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi.

Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing paid a courtesy call on Indian Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi at his official residence, officials said Thursday.
During their meeting Wednesday they discussed matters related to defence and security cooperation between the two armies, construction of roads and railways linking East Asian countries and maritime transport services.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing later visited India’s Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, PVSM, AVSM, VM, at his office.
In the afternoon, the commander-in-chief met Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army General Dalbir Singh, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC. After the meeting, General Singh hosted a luncheon for Senior General Min Aung Hlaing at the Army Battle Honour Mess.
At the briefing hall, the commander-in-chief was briefed on the integration of the Indian army.
He also met Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy Admiral RK Dhowan, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC at his office.
In the late afternoon at the South Block of the Defence Ministry of India, he was briefed on the federal system of governance.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing also signed the book of condolence for late former Indian President Mr APJ Abdul Kalam at this residence in New Delhi.

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