General Naravane to visit UK and Italy this week
Army chief Gen. Manoj Naravane will unveil an Indian army memorial in the Italian town of Cassino during an official visit to the UK and Italy July 5-8, the Indian Army said on Sunday. army.
“During the second stage of his tour, on July 7 and 8, the army chief will hold important discussions with the army chief of staff and the Italian army chief of staff . In addition, COAS will also inaugurate the Indian Army Memorial in the famous city of Cassino and will be briefed at the Italian Army Center of Excellence Against Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) in Cecchingola, Rome ”, said a army press release.
Italy has been pushing for India to play a central role in the European Union’s Indo-Pacific Initiative, which is in line with India’s own vision for the region.
During the visit to the UK, General Naravane will interact with the Secretary of State for Defense, the Chief of Defense Staff, the Chief of the General Staff, among others, and will also visit various formations of the army, the statement added.
The UK sees India as a key pillar of its Indo-Pacific strategy and has put forward several proposals for deepening defense technology cooperation, including through technology co-development.