CDS General Rawat meets US counterpart, calls for increased cooperation

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Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat met US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark A Milley in Washington on Thursday and discussed a range of issues, including ways to ensure regional security.

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Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat met US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark A Milley in Washington on Thursday (local time) and discussed a range of issues, including ways to ensure regional security.

The Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Public Affairs said in a statement that the top officials agreed to continue cooperation in the training exercise and create more opportunities to enhance interoperability between the two armies. Milley had received General Rawat during the Armed Forces Full Honor Arrival Ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

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“The two officials later met at the Pentagon, where the two military leaders discussed a range of issues, including ways to ensure regional security and their roles as key military advisers to the civilian leadership,” the statement said.

Washington and New Delhi “share a strong military-to-military relationship under the US-India Key Defense Partnership, which supports a free and open Indo-Pacific”.

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General Rawat is on a tour of America. Earlier on Wednesday, he visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington and also discussed issues of bilateral defense cooperation with US Army Major General Xavier T Brunson, Commanding General, 1st Corps.

First published:October 1, 2021, 8:56 am

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