Army chief Gen Naravane proceeds on three-day South Korea visit

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New Delhi (NVI): Army Chief General MM Naravane today left for a three-day visit to South Korea from 28 to 30 December to boost military cooperation with the East Asian nation.

During the visit, Naravane will be meeting senior military and civilian leadership of the Republic of Korea (ROK), the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

Apart from laying wreath at National Cemetery and War Memorial at Seoul, Gen Naravane is scheduled to call on with the Minister of National Defence, ROK Army Chief, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Minister of Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) where he will discuss avenues for enhancing India-ROK defence relations, the MoD said.

Naravane will also visit Korea Combat Training Centre in Inje Country, Gangwon Province and Advance Defence Development (ADD) at Daejeon, the statement said.

Indian Army also took to Twitter in this regard and wrote, “General MM Naravane COAS begins his three days official visit to Republic of Korea by paying tributes to #bravehearts at the NationalCemetery. The visit aims to further strengthen strategic & defence cooperation between the countries.”

This is Army Chief’s fifth visit to a foreign country during the COVID-19 pandemic after Myanmar, Nepal, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

Earlier this month, General Naravane made a historic visit to Saudi Arabia and the UAE to strengthen bilateral defence cooperation.