Military Vice-Chief Lt Gen S Okay Saini to go to US forward of two+2 dialogue : The Tribune India

2020/10 16 12:10

New Delhi, October 16

Vice-Chief of the Military Workers Lt Gen S Okay Saini will embark on a four-day go to to the US starting Saturday to discover methods to additional deepen army cooperation between the 2 international locations.

The go to comes forward of the third version of the two-plus-two dialogue between India and the US which is slated to be held in India later this month.

The Military mentioned Lt Gen Saini will go to the US Military’s Pacific Command (USARPRAC) and alternate concepts with the army management there.

“The Vice Chief of the Military Workers will go to the US Military Pacific Command (USARPRAC), the Military element of Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) and alternate concepts extensively with the army management aside from witnessing coaching and tools capabilities of the US Military,” the Military mentioned in a press release.

It mentioned the Vice Chief of the Military Workers may also go to the Indo-Pacific Command headquarters.

“The Vice Chief of the Military Workers may also go to INDOPACOM the place features of army cooperation and furthering army to army engagement together with procurements, coaching in area of interest domains, joint workouts and functionality constructing might be mentioned,” it mentioned.

The Military mentioned the go to will additional improve the operational and strategic stage collaboration between the 2 armies.

Indian armed forces are collaborating in two joint workouts with the US within the coming months regardless of COVID-19 restrictions.

These are ‘Yudh Abhyas’ and ‘Vajra Prahar’. Whereas ‘Yudh Abhyas’ is scheduled to happen in February subsequent 12 months, ‘Vajra Prahar’ is slated for March.

The go to by Lt Gen Saini to the US comes forward of the third version of the two-plus-two dialogue which is anticipated to happen on October 26 and 27.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark Esper are scheduled to go to India for the dialogue.

The Indian facet on the talks might be represented by Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

The primary two-plus-two dialogue was held in Delhi in September 2018 after the mechanism was authorized by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump.

The second version of the dialogue came about in Washington in December final 12 months.

The brand new framework of the ministerial dialogue was initiated with a purpose to present a forward-looking imaginative and prescient for the strategic partnership between the 2 international locations.

Within the third version of talks, either side are additionally anticipated to delve into the state of affairs within the Indo-Pacific area in addition to in India’s neighbourhood apart from key bilateral points. PTI

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