Indian Army Vice Chief To Visit US From 17 To 20 October To Enhance Military Cooperation

Indian Army Vice Chief To Visit US From 17 To 20 October To Enhance Military CooperationIndian Army Vice Chief Lt Gen S K Saini (Pic Via PIB Website)

Lieutenant General S K Saini, Vice Chief of the Army Staff will be on a visit to the United States from 17 October to 20 October with an aim to enhance military cooperation between both the armies.

According to a Defence Ministry release, the Vice Chief of the Army Staff will visit the US Army Pacific Command (USARPRAC), the Army component of Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) and exchange ideas extensively with the military leadership apart from witnessing training and equipment capabilities of US Army.

During his visit, Lt Gen Saini will also visit INDOPACOM where aspects of military cooperation and furthering military to military engagement including procurements, training in niche domains, joint exercises and capability building will be discussed.

As per the release, the visit will further enhance the operational and strategy level collaboration between both armies, which is emphasised by the fact India is participating in two joint exercises with the US despite COVID-19 restrictions. These are Yudh Abhyas (February 2021) and Vajra Prahar (March 2021).