Israel army chief meets Indian counterparts, to visit DRDOSeptember 9th, 2008 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 9 (ANI): Israel’’s Chief of Army Staff, Major General Avi Mizrahi, met the three service chiefs — General Deepak Malhotra, Admiral Sureesh Mehta and Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major on Tuesday, and will be visiting the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) this evening.
Major General Mizrahi is here on a three-day visit and was received by Major General K.J.S. Oberoi, General Officer Commanding-in Chief of the Delhi Area.
Mizrahi is primarily here to strengthen bilateral defence ties between the two countries.
Earlier in the day, he laid a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate and was later given a guard of honour at the Defence Ministry headquarters in South Block here.
Major General Mizrahi is likely to meet Minister of State for Defence Production Rao Inderjit Singh. He would not be able to meet Defence Minister A K Antony and his deputy M M Pallam Raju who are in the United States and Liberia respectively.
The Israeli army chief, during his meetings with the Indian Defence Ministry and Armed Forces top brass, will discuss matters of mutual concern and interests, including joint military training and exercises between the forces of the two countries, sources said.
Of particular interest to the Indians is the Israeli offer to exercise and train in anti-insurgency and anti-terrorist operations, sources added. (ANI)