New Delhi: In the first-ever visit by a serving Royal Saudi Land Forces Commander to India, Lieutenant General Fahd Bin Abdullah Mohammed Al-Mutair called on the Chief of the Army Staff MM Naravane in New Delhi on Tuesday, February 15. During the meeting Saudi Arabia Commander and CoAS discussed a range of issues, focusing on expanding bilateral defence and military ties.
The visit marks the deepening bilateral defence cooperation between the two countries.
Earlier the Army Chief welcomed Saudi Arabia Commander Lt. Gen. Al-Mutair at his ceremonial reception, at South Block, in New Delhi where the Saudi Arabia Commander was accorded a guard of honour before the talks.
In a tweet, the Army said, “Lieutenant General Fahd Bin Abdullah Mohammed Al-Mutair, Commander, Royal Saudi Land Forces, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia called on General MM Naravane #COAS & discussed ways to further enhance the bilateral defence cooperation between the two countries.”
General MM Naravane #COAS extended a warm welcome to Lieutenant General Fahd Bin Abdullah Mohammed Al-Mutair, Commander, Royal Saudi Land Forces, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on his arrival at #SouthBlock, New Delhi.#DefenceCooperation#IndiaSaudiArabiaFriendship pic.twitter.com/JzLwE6wyIQ
— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) February 15, 2022
Last week General MM Naravane had spoken to Lt Gen Al-Mutair over the phone. Indian Army Chief also visited the Kingdom in December 2020, becoming the first-ever head of the Indian Army to visit the strategically important west Asian country. During his tour, he received Guard of honour at the headquarters of the Royal Saudi Land Forces where he held extensive talks to strengthen military ties.
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