General Deepak Kapoor to begin France visit today

March 31st, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Mar 31 (ANI): Army chief General Deepak Kapoor will undertake an official visit to France from today.

During his four-day visit, the Army chief will interact with senior military and civilian defence hierarchy and discuss various contemporary defence related issues.

He will also visit important training institutions and operational headquarters.

France and India share common values and have convergence of views on many issues that affect the emerging world order.

The number of bilateral agreements signed between the two countries in the recent past in diverse fields including the civil nuclear deal is a testimony to India’s growing strategic partnership.

This visit to France by the Army Chief comes at a time when India’s bilateral relations are at an all time high.

The bilateral defence cooperation between the two countries has been vibrant and intense and is progressing well under the aegis of institutionalised mechanisms.

These encompass varied activities like visits, training exchanges, equipment collaboration and participation in seminars and conferences.

The visit by General Kapoor will add the necessary impetus to the defence relationship and broad-base it further into a mutually beneficial partnership. (ANI)

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