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Israeli Army Chief Visits India
14/11/2013
Aims to explore further possibilities in joint training and exchanges

Israeli Army Chief Major General Guy Zur arrived in India 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 Defense Forces, met with Defense Minister A K Antony and the heads of the three Indian Armed Forces.

The two sides discussed the security situation in South Asia and West Asian regions. Zur is to travel to Agra 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 to meet with the South Western Army.

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

 

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