Army Chief General Naravane leaves for Israel on 5-day visit

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Army Chief General Naravane leaves for Israel on 5-day visit

Army Chief General MM Naravane on Sunday left for Israel on a five-day visit to further strengthen India’s defense and security cooperation with the Jewish state. The army chief’s visit comes weeks after External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defense Secretary Ajay Kumar visited Israel to explore ways to boost strategic ties.

In August, the then Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria also visited Israel.

“Gen MM Naravane proceeds on a five-day visit to #COAS #Israel. The aim of the visit is to further strengthen the strategic defense cooperation between the two countries,” the army said in a tweet.

Officials said General Naravane will hold extensive talks with top Israeli military officials to promote overall military cooperation between the two countries.

Keeping in mind the growing bilateral defense ties, India and Israel on Tuesday inked an agreement to jointly develop next generation technologies and products such as drones, robotics, artificial intelligence and quantum computing.

India has been a major buyer of Israeli military hardware. Israel has been supplying India with various weapon systems, missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles over the years, but the transaction has largely remained behind the scenes.

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