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Myanmar army commander visits Eastern Command


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, Myanmar, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, in New Delhi on Wednesday. A PTI Photo.

KOLKATA/NEW DELHI (PTI): A delegation led by the Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar Defence Services on Saturday visited the Indian Army's Eastern Command as the two sides seek to "enhance" military cooperation in the wake of the Manipur ambush recently by Naga militants.

Senior General U Min Aung Hliang visited the headquarters of Eastern Command at Fort William in Kolkata and held discussions on various issues with Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi, the new Eastern Army Commander.

They emphasised the need for enhanced cooperation between security forces and border-guarding agencies for maintaining peace, security and stability in the border areas, which is crucial to overall development, army sources said.

The visit comes just weeks after Indian Special Forces carried out a raid on June 9 inside Burmese territory against Naga insurgents who had five days earlier attacked an army unit in Chandel in Manipur.

Eighteen army personnel were killed and as many injured in the attack. The Indian operation in Myanmar was in retaliation against that strike.

During his visit to Delhi, Hliang had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and the three Service Chiefs.

He was also given a detailed briefing on 'India's Security Perspective' by the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff.

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