COAS Gen Bipin Rawat visits Maldives to strengthen bilateral defence ties

COAS Gen Bipin Rawat visits Maldives to strengthen bilateral defence ties

COAS Gen Bipin Rawat visits Maldives to strengthen bilateral defence ties


Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat arrived in Maldives for a an official visit on 29 Sept 2019. During General Bipin Rawat's visit, from September 30 to October 3, Chief of the Army staff delegation will meet hierarchy of the Maldives government and its armed forces.

This motive of the visit of Chief is  at strengthening close bilateral defence ties between India and Maldives.


Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat will meet Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Maldives Minister of Defence Mariya Ahmed Didi, Maldives Foreign Minister and Maldives Chief of National Defence Foreces and Major General Abdulla Shahid.



Due to its centrality to Indian Ocean region, Maldives always is held prime and strategical importance for India. India extends full support to enhance capacity and capability development of Maldives Army as an equal partner. 

Military equipment and vehicles would be exchanged to further cement the defence relationship. Wide range of issues with common concerns to both the countries would be discussed including security concerns in the Indian Ocean region

Jai Hind!!

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