By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi:
Gen Dalbir Singh, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) is on a five day visit to Australia. During the Goodwill visit, the Australian Army showcased some of its best facilities and institutions. The Chief visited the Australian School of Military Engineering and was appreciative of the combat engineering skills and professionalism. He was also briefed on the largest Australian Amphibious Ship, Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Adelaide.
Gen Dalbir Singh speaking on the sidelines at the Headquarters of Joint Operational Command said that both countries shared common culture of democracy, further strengthening the bond with each other. He further expressed satisfaction at the manner in which defence cooperation between the two countries has progressed. The Army Chief has also extended invitation to the Australian Army to participate in the inaugural Joint Special Forces Training Exercise being planned in India in Oct 2016.