General Kapoor on a four-day goodwill visit to Indonesia

February 24th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): To enhance growing defence cooperation between India and Indonesia, Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor is on a four day goodwill visit to that country from today.

During his visit, General Kapoor will interact with Indonesias defence and army officials and visit their important training establishments.

The visit assumes special significance in the light of enhanced defence cooperation in consonance with Indias Look East Policy and growing relationship with ASEAN.

Indonesia and India share a very special and important relationship. The friendship between the two countries is based on common ideals and principles, arising from a significant legacy of historical links.

To provide a structured defence cooperation mechanism between the two countries a Defence Cooperation Agreement was signed in Dec 06.

Military-to-military cooperation between the Indonesian and Indian armed forces encompasses exchange of high and medium level visits, availing of training courses in each others training institutions, witnessing of designated exercises by military observers from both sides, mutual attendance in seminars, conferences and basic naval exercises. (ANI)

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