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Foreign officers come calling at NDA

A group of 23 senior military officers from countries such as the US,UK,Australia,Japan,Sri Lanka,Bangladesh,Nepal,Afghanistan,Myanmar and other South East Asian countries on Friday visited the National Defence Academy,Khadakwasla.

Written by Express News Service | Pune |
July 19, 2009 2:56:34 am

A group of 23 senior military officers from countries such as the US,UK,Australia,Japan,Sri Lanka,Bangladesh,Nepal,Afghanistan,Myanmar and other South East Asian countries on Friday visited the National Defence Academy (NDA),Khadakwasla.

The officers are undergoing a course at the National Defence College,New Delhi and visited the NDA as part of their tour to various military training institutions in the country,including the College of Military Engineering,Dapodi. NDA Commandant Vice Admiral R K Dhowan,briefed the delegation on the training curriculum of the Academy,which,being a unique tri-services training institution,regularly features in the itineraries of important military delegations,said a press note from the NDA.

The visit by senior military leaders from abroad will help in building military ties between India and the respective countries. The NDA imparts military training to cadets from many friendly foreign countries. The training of military leaders of various countries in their formative years at the Academy will not only build mutual confidence and long-term friendships,but also helps in overcoming functional difficulties when working under any common flag,such as the United Nations,the note said.

The NDA has played a major role in contributing to social development through several environmental initiatives. The officers were impressed with the training infrastructure and lush green campus,spread across nearly 8,000 acres,it added.

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