CDS Gen Anil Chauhan leaves for France

New Delhi, Apr 21 (UNI) Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Anil Chauhan left for France on an official visit on Sunday.

The visit is aimed at further reinforcing the robust defense ties between the two nations, which have gained considerable momentum in the last few years.

During his visit, General Anil Chauhan is scheduled to interact with the senior civil and military leadership of France, including his counterpart, the French CDS (CEMA), General Thierry Burkhard, Director IHEDN (National Institute for Higher Defence Studies), and Director General Armament, a Defense Ministry statement said.

Gen. Anil Chauhan will also visit the French Space Command, the Land Forces Command, and address student officers of the Army and Joint Staff Course at Ecole Militaire (School of Military).

He is scheduled to visit and interact with a few reputed defense industries in France, including Safran Group, Naval Group, and Dassault Aviation.

The CDS will also visit the Neuve-Chappelle Memorial and the Indian Memorial at Villers-Guislain and lay a wreath in honor of the brave Indian soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice during the First World War.

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