Army chief’s 4-day visit to China from Monday

Gen Singh's visit will be followed by General Zhao Zongqi, Commander, Western Theatre Command of PLA, coming here in the second week of December.

By: IANS | New Delhi | Published:November 20, 2016 10:09 pm

Army Chief General Dalbir Singh will leave for a four-day visit to China on November 21, an official said on Sunday. “Chief of the Army Staff is leading a high-level military delegation, comprising senior military officers, to China on a four-day visit from November 21 to 24,” said a defence release. During the visit, Gen Singh will visit important military installations of China, including Infantry Division and Army Air Defence Brigades and is scheduled to meet high-ranking officials of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the Central Military Commission (CMC) of China.

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The CMC is the highest military body of China. “The visit aims at engaging China on subjects of mutual concern and shared interest, which include terrorism, humanitarian assistance and Peace Keeping training. The visit also coincides with a joint military exercise — Exercise Hand-in-Hand — between the two armies, which is underway in Pune,” the release read.

Gen Singh’s visit will be followed by General Zhao Zongqi, Commander, Western Theatre Command of PLA, coming here in the second week of December.