General Deepak Kapoor to begin US visit from today

July 20th, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor will begin an official visit to USA from today.

During his visit, General Kapoor is scheduled to interact with senior military and civilian defence hierarchy to include Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, Chief of Staff US Army and Commander US CENTCOM amongst others.

His discussions will delve upon the Indo-US Defence Cooperation to include joint training and exercises, exchanges and military equipment cooperation.

Discussions on contemporary strategic issues like US Af-Pak Policy and regional security situation are also envisaged.

General Kapoor will also visit important training institutions and operational headquarters to get a glimpse of the organization, doctrinal concepts and training facilities for operational deployment of US Army in a global framework.

USA and India share common core values and have convergence of views and interests on many issues that affect the world order today.

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

This visit to USA by the Army Chief comes at a time when our bilateral relations are on an upswing. There is a consensus from both sides to take our strategic partnership to a higher level for synergized and concerted efforts to combat the scourge of global terrorism and to bring peace and stability in the region. (ANI)

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