Army Vice Chief Lt Gen CP Mohanty proceeds on 5-day visit to US

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New Delhi: Army Vice Chief Lieutenant general CP Mohanty today proceeded on a five-day visit to the United States of America to boost bilateral military cooperation and explore future avenues for military-to-military defence partnership with the country.

During the visit, Mohanty will attend the multilateralism Chiefs of Defense Conference in Hawaii, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

The conference would hold discussions on three important topics: how Covid-19 will change national security forever; role of multilateralism in a free and open Indo-Pacific; and challenges and opportunities of technology-enabled threats, the Ministry said.

He will also interact with the senior military leadership of the countries attending the Chiefs of Defense Conference.

Later, the Vice Chief of the Army Staff will travel to Washington DC and interact with senior military leaders and civilian officials of the Department of Defense of the US.

He will also visit the Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier and witness innovations in close combat squads, Soldier Survivability, Soldier Lethality, Soldier Manouever and Precision Targeting and Integrated Visual Augmentation System, the statement read.

The meetings are aimed at increasing military to military cooperation between the two countries, it added.