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GOC In Myanmar For Liaison Meeting

DS Hooda and his Myanmar counterpart with the flag of the two countries. Image Credit: Sangai Photo

IMPHAL, Apr 28: The 43rd Indo-Myanmar border liaison meeting between Indian Army officers and Myanmarese Army officers has begun from today at Myanmar.

The meeting will continue till May 2.

According to a statement issued by PIB Defense Wing, a 12-member Indian Army delegation under the aegis of HQ 3 Corps led by Major General DS Hooda, AVSM, VSM, GOC HQ 57 Mountain Division left today for Myanmar to attend the meeting.

The Indo-Myanmar border liaison meeting is a landmark event where representatives of both the Armies interact and exchange views on matters relating to security of border areas and measures to be initiated to control insurgency in both countries. The event also gives an opportunity to all the delegates to know each other personally and help in further strengthening the friendly bond and co-operation between the two countries, the statement added.

Meanwhile, Red Shield Division of India Army has today handed over earth moving machineries to the Myanmarese Army.

This gesture of the Indian Army to assistance Myanmar in road construction is expected to strengthen co-operation between the two neighbors for future growth and an amiable relationship, PIB Defense Wing said in another statement.

In a simple ceremony organized at 31 Assam Rifles location at the border town of Moreh, Major Gen Hooda, AVSM, VSM, GOC of Red Shield Division handed over two Tata JCBs (Back Hoes) to Brig Gen Aung San Chit, Commander RCC, Kalay of Myanmar Army.

A number of Indian Army officers, who are part of the Indian delegation, Myanmarese Army officials and civilians of Moreh attended the function.

(Courtesy: The Sangai Express)

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