Chinese Military Officials Visit Bengal To Enhance Defence Cooperation


Siliguri:  Delegation of 8 senior military officials of Chinese People’s Liberation Army, led by Lt Gen Liu Xiaowu Dy Commander of Western Theatre Command arrived at Sukna y’day on a 2-day visit to Trishakti Corps. The visit is aimed at enhancing bilateral defence cooperation.

A high-level Chinese military delegation arrived in north Bengal on Tuesday on a two-day visit to interact with their counterparts at the 33 Corps headquarters of the Indian Army at Sukna, a defence spokesperson said.

The visit by the Chinese military delegation is in consonance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s reaffirmation of the need to strengthen bilateral ties during the Wuhan summit in May, defence spokesman Wing Commander S S Birdi said.
The Chinese delegation, comprising 10 senior military officials, is led by Lt Gen Liu Xiaowu, deputy commander of Western Theatre Command, he said.

The Indian Army delegation will be led by Lt Gen Pradeep M Bali, G-O-C Trishakti Corps.
“This visit by the military delegation to the military headquarters at Sukna is a significant step forward towards increasing interactions at military commander’s level and implementation of various agreements to maintain peace and tranquility on the borders,” Birdi said.

Sukna is near Siliguri and is a part of the chicken’s neck area, which connects the Northeast to the eastern states.

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