Israeli army chief arrives on 4-day trip - The New Indian Express

Israeli army chief arrives on 4-day trip

Published: 13th November 2013 08:35 AM

Last Updated: 13th November 2013 08:35 AM

Aiming to enhance his nation’s already robust defence ties with India, Israeli Army Chief Major General Guy Zur is here on a four-day visit to explore further possibilities in joint training and exchanges.

Zur, who is the Chief of the Ground Forces Command of the Israeli Defence Forces, met with Defence Minister A K Antony and the heads of the three Indian Armed Forces. The two sides discussed security situations in South Asia and West Asian regions, the officials said on Tuesday. Zur will travel to Agra on Wednesday to the Indian Para Special Forces unit to inspect the facilities and interact with the troops. Indian and Israeli Special Forces train regularly in counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations.

He would also be in Jaipur on Thursday to meet with the South Western Army Commander Lt Gen Gyan Bhushan apart from going around important places around Jaipur. He will also be in Mumbai on Friday before flying back to Tel Aviv.

Israel has been building a strong military-to-military relations with India in recent years and have emerged as the second largest defence supplier to India behind only Russia in the last decade-and-a-half.

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