Chinese Army delegation visits Indian Army’s Eastern Command

Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) A 15-member delegation of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army visited the headquarters here of the Eastern Command of the Indian Army, an official said.

The visit is intended to enhance the bilateral defence cooperation mechanism between the Armed Forces of India and China, said an official statement.

The delegation, which arrived in New Delhi on February 21, held meetings with Army officials in the national capital. It also visited Agra before coming to the Indian Army’s Eastern Command headquarters.

In Kolkata, the team interacted with Lieutenant General Dushyant Singh, Chief of Staff, at the Eastern Command Headquarters, followed by a meeting with the Eastern Command delegation.

The visit is in continuation of the enhanced engagements between the two Armies, which also saw Western Theatre Commander General Zhao Zongqi visiting India in December 2016.

The delegation from Western Theatre Command of People’s Liberation Army is being led by Major General Zhao Jin Song, Vice Chief of Staff of Headquarter Western Theatre Command, Chengdu, China.

–IANS

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