Riyadh: The historic visit of Army Chief General MM Narwane to Saudi Arabia will strengthen bilateral relations in the defense sector. This information was given by the Indian Army on Monday. General Narwane, who arrived in Saudi Arabia in the second leg of the two-nation tour, is the first chief of the Indian Army to visit two strategically important Gulf countries.
He was on a tour of the United Arab Emirates before Saudi Arabia. In a tweet, the Indian Army’s Additional Directorate of Public Information said, “Bilateral defense cooperation between the two countries will be strengthened by the COAS (Chief of Army Staff) visit to Saudi Arabia.”
On the first day of the tour, on Sunday, General Narwane met top Saudi generals including Commander of Royal Saudi Land Forces General Fahd bin Abdullah Mohammed Al Mutir, Chief of General Staff Fayyad bin Hamid Al Ruwaili and Commander of Joint Forces Lt Gen Mutlak bin Salim Are included. They discussed issues of common interest and ways to enhance bilateral defense cooperation.
General Narwane visited King Abdul Aziz Military Academy on Monday and exchanged views on military training. The Indian Army tweeted that they also visited the Saudi Armed Forces Command and Staff College and National Defense University where they addressed teachers and student officers.
His wife Veena Narwane and other delegates visited the TCS All Women’s Center in Riyadh. He praised TCS’s commitment to gender empowerment, investment and growth in Saudi Arabia with such an initiative. He also visited Princess Norah University and Wipro Women’s Business Park in Riyadh.