Top army officers on Monday briefed the defence and military attaches of various countries posted in Delhi about the “global and regional security scenario” and India’s “security concerns”, amid rising tensions along the border with Pakistan.
The Annual Foreign Service Attaches (FSAs) briefing on military subjects of common interest was conducted by the Indian army at Manekshaw Centre.
Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag and senior military officers were present. No representative from Pakistan was invited to the meet.
Lt Gen Bipin Rawat, Vice Chief of the Army Staff, spoke about “global and regional security scenario and India’s security concerns”. Later, during an interaction, the attaches also shared their views on the security issues and how they have been impacted.
India is host to a large number of FSAs from defence forces of friendly foreign countries.
Defence diplomacy has emerged as a powerful tool in the present environment where the armed forces of the world stand united fighting common enemies and challenges, a statement by the army said.
“Indian Army thanked the FSA community for their contribution in strengthening defence ties between India and their respective nations,” it added.