General MM Naravane Meets Italian Counterpart, Discusses Military Cooperation


Army Chief Meets Italian Counterpart, Discusses Military Cooperation

Chief of Army Staff Gen M M Naravane met Italian Defence Minister Lorenzo Guerini in Rome.

New Delhi:

Chief of Army Staff Gen M M Naravane on Thursday met his Italian counterpart Lt Gen Pietro Serino and Defence Minister Lorenzo Guerini in Rome and held intensive talks specializing in strengthening bilateral defence cooperation, together with military-to-military engagement.

The Chief of Army Staff arrived in Rome on Wednesday on a two-day go to on the second leg of his two-nation tour of the UK and Italy.

About his assembly with Italian Defence Minister Guerini, officers stated they exchanged views on strengthening defence cooperation between the 2 nations.

“General MM Naravane #COAS interacted with Lieutenant General Pietro Serino, Chief of Italian Army and discussed aspects of joint military cooperation,” the Army tweeted.

The Chief of Army Staff can be scheduled to inaugurate an Indian Army memorial within the Italian city of Cassino.

The memorial has been constructed to pay homage to Indian troopers who misplaced their lives throughout World War II.

Ways to additional intensify defence cooperation had figured prominently at a digital summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi after which Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte in November final 12 months.

The two prime ministers had underscored the necessity to additional increase defence engagement by way of better two-way collaboration and expertise cooperation, together with co-development and co-production of navy {hardware}.

Italy has been a supply of procurement of navy {hardware} and platforms by India’s armed forces.

Gen Naravane’s go to to Italy comes days after Indian naval ship INS Tabar and Italian frigate ITS Antonio Marceglia carried out a two-day maritime partnership train within the Tyrrhenian sea.

The train on July 4 and 5 coated a variety of naval operations, together with air defence procedures, replenishment at sea, communication drills and cross deck helo operations by day and night time, an Indian Navy spokesperson stated.

Defence and navy ties between the 2 nations have witnessed regular enlargement. 


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