IAF chief Raha on six-day visit to Russia

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New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha is on a six-day official visit to Russia, an official said on Monday.

“The visit is intended to take the existing defence cooperation between the Air Forces of the two countries to the next level. The areas of cooperation presently include military and technical cooperation, exchange visits and air exercises,” a statement said.

The IAF chief is in Russia on the invitation of the Commander of Russian Federation Aerospace Forces.

During his visit to Russia between October 24-29, Raha is scheduled to hold talks with senior military leaders and discuss a wide range of bilateral issues on the ongoing defence cooperation.

Raha is also scheduled also visit various air force and defence establishments, said the statement, adding his visit would provide further impetus towards increasing defence cooperation and deepening the bonds of friendship between the two Air Forces.

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