India-Australia defence talks in Dehradun

June 30, 2022 12:00 am | Updated 05:41 am IST - NEW DELHI

Both sides reviewed road map for activities promoting cooperation such as training courses, cadet exchange programmes etc.

Armies of India and Australia held the ninth Army to Army Staff Talks in Dehradun on Wednesday which were focused on joint military exercises, training cooperation and preparing a roadmap for enhanced defence cooperation, the Army said in a statement.

Talks were held at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) and both sides reviewed the road map for activities promoting defence cooperation like training courses between both the Armies, cadet exchange programmes between pre-commission training academies, bilateral ex Austra hind, subject matter expert exchange in niche domains, functional and high level visits, interaction between think tanks, virtual interactions in field of medical and doctrinal exchanges, the Army said.

The Australian delegation is on a visit to India from June 25 to July 1.

The Australian delegation also visited Infantry Division based at Dehradun, Bengal Engineer Group Centre Roorkee, Wargame Research and Development Centre, Delhi and Centre for Land Warfare Studies.

The two countries are set to commence the General Rawat Young Officer Exchange Programme in the latter half of 2022.

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