Indian Army Chief Gen Naravane interacts with Italian counterpart, calls on Defence Minister
Gen Naravane is visiting Italy in the second leg of his four-day tour to Europe from 5 to 8 July
Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane on a two-day official visit to Italy on 7-8 July, interacted with his counterpart Lieutenant General Pietro Serino and discussed aspects of joint military cooperation with him.
“General MM Naravane #COAS interacted with Lieutenant General Pietro Serino, Chief of Italian Army and discussed aspects of joint military cooperation,” the Additional Directorate General of Public Information, IHQ of MoD (Army) tweeted on Thursday.
Earlier in the day, the Indian Army Chief also called on Italian Defence Minister Lorenzo Guerini and deliberated on strengthening bilateral defence cooperation.
“General MM Naravane #COAS called on Italian Defence Minister Hon'ble Lorenzo Guerini and exchanged views on strengthening India-Italy defence cooperation,” the ADGPI said in another tweet.
Gen Naravane is visiting Italy in the second leg of his four-day tour to UK and Italy from 5 to 8 July.
UK and Italy are important partners for India in the fields of defence, healthcare, aerospace, education, clean technology, renewable energy and information and communication technology.
On his visit to UK on 5-6 July, the Indian Army Chief interacted with UK’s Chief of Defence Staff General Sir Nicholas Carter and his British counterpart General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith and held bilateral discussions on cooperation in defence sector.
While in Italy, General Naravane will also inaugurate the Indian Army Memorial in the famous town of Cassino during his visit to Italy.
The Indian Army Memorial is a tribute to more than 5,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives in the Battle of Monte Cassino during World War II as part of efforts to liberate Italy from fascist forces.
He will also be briefed at the Italian Army’s Counter IED Centre of Excellence at Cecchingola, Rome.