Top Army officers on Monday briefed the defence and military attaches of various countries posted in New Delhi about the “global and regional security scenario” and India’s “security concerns”, amid rising tensions along the borders with Pakistan. The Annual Foreign Service Attaches (FSAs) briefing on military subjects of common interest was conducted by Indian Army at Manekshaw Centre.
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Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag and senior military officers were present on the occasion and interacted with the guests. Pakistan was not invited to the meet. Lt Gen Bipin Rawat, Vice Chief of the Army Staff, addressed the audience and spoke about “global and regional security scenario and India’s security concerns”, sources said.
Later during the interaction, the attaches also shared views on the security issues and how they have been impacted, they said. India is host to a large number of FSAs from defence forces of friendly foreign countries. Defence diplomacy has emerged as a powerful tool in present day environment where the armed forces of the world stand united fighting common enemies and challenges, a statement by the Army said.
“Indian Army thanked the FSA community for their contribution in strengthening defence ties between India and their respective nations,” it added.