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Russian army chief to visit India

world Updated: May 26, 2009 10:17 IST

Top Russian Military Commander who will be on a week-long visit to India, plans to fly to icy Siachen Glacier, to transfer Indian army's mountain fighting techniques to his forces.

During his visit, General Vladimir Boldyrev, the Commander-in-Chief of Russian Land Forces, will discuss joint cooperation in mountain-warfare training with Indian officials and tour military facilities in Siachen, Igor Konashenkov, the Commander's aide was quoted as saying by ITAR-TASS.

General Boldyrev will hold talks with Defence Minister AK Antony and Chief of the Army Staff Gen Deepak Kapoor on military cooperation between India and Russia and problems and prospects for development of the two countries' land forces.

The Russian delegation is scheduled to visit Jammu and Kashmir, where 14th army corps of India's northern military is deployed. It would also visit Siachin glacier, where Indian servicemen are deployed on combat duty at the altitude of 7,000 metres in the harsh climate.

Moreover, Russian Army chief would also visit a training centre in Goa and Airborne troops in Agra during his India visit.