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Myanmar president meets Indian Army chief

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Myanmar president meets Indian Army chief
Myanmar president meets Indian Army chief

Naypyidaw – Myanmar President U Thein Sein met visiting Indian Army chief Gen. Bikram Singh here Wednesday, media reports said.

Gen. Bikram Singh is on a two-day official visit to Myanmar, reported Xinhua.

Thein and Gen. Singh held discussions on the two countries’ bilateral friendship forged through successive governments, implementation of the agreements signed during the latest visits of the Myanmar president and Indian prime minister to each other’s country and India’s assistance to Myanmar’s human resource development.

They also touched on cooperation between the two countries’ armed forces, India’s offer of scholarships for Myanmar trainees, its assistance for modernising Myanmar’s armed forces, Myanmar’s help in cracking down on Indian rebels on the Indian border, patrolling for border security and signing of an agreement on cooperation in boundary affairs.

During his stay in Myanmar, Gen. Singh will also visit various defence establishments across the country, according to sources.

Gen. Singh’s visit to Myanmar came after Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony’s tour to the country in January this year.

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