Indian Army Chief in France for defence cooperation talks
The Indian Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj Pande embarked on his four-day visit to France. During his visit from November 14 to November 17, General Pande will hold a meeting with his French counterparts and senior military leadership with the aim to strengthen defence ties between the two nations.
Highlighting the importance of General Manoj Pande's visit to France, the Additional Directorate General of Public Information tweeted, "General Manoj Pande #COAS proceeded on a four-day visit to #France. The visit aims to further enhance the existing defence relation between both the Nations."
During the visit, Army Chief General Manoj Pande will lay a wreath at Neuve Chapelle Indian Memorial, which commemorates the sacrifices of 4,742 Indian soldiers during the first world war, according to the Ministry of Defence press statement.
General Manoj Pande is scheduled to hold a meeting with the Chief of the Defence Staff, the Chief of the Army Staff, the Commander Commandement des Forces Terrestres (CFT) / Command of the Land Combat Forces to discuss ways for enhancing defence ties between India and France.