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Gen Kapoor in US on week-long visit

Indian Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor has arrived in Washington on a week-long visit to the United States during which he is expected to hold discussions with top US military leadership on a wide range of bilateral issues, besides the Af-Pak situation.

india Updated: Jul 20, 2009 10:43 IST

Indian Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor has arrived in Washington on a week-long visit to the United States during which he is expected to hold discussions with top US military leadership on a wide range of bilateral issues, besides the Af-Pak situation.

This is the first visit of Gen Kapoor as the Indian Army Chief. He is scheduled to meet Chairman of the Joint Chiefs the Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, his counterpart in the US Army Gen George W Casey and Defence Secretary Robert Gates.

Gen Kapoor would be visiting the CENTCOM headquarters in Florida to hold discussions with its top generals about the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The Indian Army Chief is scheduled to visit Fort Bragg in North Carolina -- America's most combat ready and active military installations. It is home to the 82nd Airborne Division and the US Army Special Operations Command.

Besides, visiting Fort Leavenworth in Kansas; known as the intellectual center of the US Army; General Kapoor would also visit the National Training Center of the US Army in Fort Irwin in California.