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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
29-October-2007 14:4 IST
Visit to India by Gen Sir Richard Dannatt Chief of General Staff, UK
Gen Sir Richard Dannatt, Chief of General Staff, UK is undertaking an official visit to India from 29 Oct to 03 Nov 07.

This visit by the UK CGS comes at a time when our defence cooperation with British Army has been at an all time high. The joint activities that the two Armies encompass visits, joint exercises, training exchange and participation in Seminars and Conferences etc. Infact, the first ever Joint Exercise between our two Armies has recently been successfully completed at Leh, wherein the UK Royal Marines exercised with the elite Paratroopers of the Indian Army.

During his visit, the British Army Chief will interact with senior military and civilian defence hierarchy, discuss defence related issues and prospects for future cooperation between our two Armies. In addition, visits to Indian Army Field Formations in Jaipur, Srinagar and Agra and prestigious Army establishments have also been planned.

The visit reconfirms the mutual trust and friendship between the two Armies and will provide the necessary fillip to our on-going Army-to-Army Cooperation.