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Army chief on four-day visit to Mongolia

Army Chief Gen VK Singh will be on a four-day visit to Mongolia starting today to strengthen military ties with that country. India and Mongolia have been strengthening their military ties by regular exchange of visits and holding joint military exercises.

delhi Updated: Sep 06, 2011 10:05 IST

Army Chief Gen VK Singh will be on a four-day visit to Mongolia starting on Tuesday to strengthen military ties with that country.

During the visit from September 6-9, the Army Chief will discuss ways to enhance military to military cooperation between the two sides and hold discussions with top military leadership there, officials said in New Delhi.

India and Mongolia have been strengthening their military ties by regular exchange of visits and holding joint military exercises.

The troops of India and Mongolia engaged in joint exercises, with the latest two-week counter-insurgency drill in 2010 in December.

Nearly 30 officers and personnel of the Mongolian armed forces had participated in the exercise called 'Nomadic Elephant' along with 50 officers and personnel of the Indian Army in counter-terrorism environment.

The two sides have also held exercises at the Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School at Vairnagte, Mizoram while another exercise was held in Mongolia in September 2008 was on peacekeeping operations.