The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, began a four-day visit to the Republic of Korea on Monday with the aim of further strengthening bilateral military ties.
The Indian Air Force has said the Air Chief Marshal will meet with senior military officials in that country in addition to visiting important defense establishments.
“The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) will question the Minister of National Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force of the Republic of Korea, “he said in a brief statement on Monday.
“The CAS visit is expected to strengthen ties with the armed forces of the Republic of Korea,” he said.
Earlier this month, India and the Republic of Korea agreed to strengthen their strategic cooperation, including to address the challenges of terrorism, extremism and radicalization.
The two sides discussed a series of key issues during the third India-Republic of Korea strategic dialogue held in the nation’s capital on December 3.
South Korea is one of India’s main suppliers of weapons and military equipment. In 2019, the two countries finalized a roadmap for cooperation in the joint production of various land and naval systems. This is Air Chief Marshal Chaudhari’s second overseas visit after becoming Chief of the Air Staff. Last month he visited Egypt.
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