India invites Australia for joint Special Forces drill

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Expressing satisfaction at the manner in which defence cooperation between the two countries has progressed, the Indian Army chief, General Dalbir Singh, on Thursday invited the Australian Army to participate in the inaugural joint Special Forces training exercise being planned in India in October.

General Singh, who is on a five-day tour of Australia, visited the Australian School of Military Engineering and appreciated the combat engineering skills and professionalism, a defence ministry release said.

“The army chief has extended an invitation to the Australian Army to participate in the inaugural Joint Special Forces Training Exercise being planned in India in October 2016,” the release said.

General Singh was also briefed on the largest Australian LHD (landing helicopter dock) — HMAS Adelaide.

The Australian Army showcased some of its best facilities and institutions during the visit.

–IANS

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