Indian, US army officials discuss joint training (Lead)March 22nd, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 22 (IANS) To coordinate joint training events between the Indian and United States armies, senior US and Indian army officials met at the Western Command headquarters at the Chandimandir cantonment, 15 km from here, Monday.
The four-day 14th annual meeting of the Indo-US Army Executive Steering Group (ESG) will conclude March 26.
The 14-member US delegation is led by Lt. Gen. Benjamin Randy Mixon, Commanding General of the US Army-Pacific.
ESG meetings between both countries are held at venues alternating between India and the US to coordinate various joint training events between the two armies.
Gen Mixon met Western Army Commander Lt. Gen. Shankar Ranjan Ghosh and interacted on various aspects of common interest.
The US team met their Indian counterparts led by Lt. Gen. A.S. Sekhon, Director General Military Operations (DGMO).
The ESG reviewed the progress made in Indo-US military cooperation through events in 2009 and reached an agreement on the training cooperation events to be conducted in 2010.
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