Tuesday, October 19, 2004

General Sir Mike Jackson

General Mike Jackson, chief of the British army, is visiting the Line of Control along the Indian-Pakistani Kashmir border:

The chief of the British army, General Sir Mike Jackson, who began a three-day visit to India, will be touring Indian Army installations close to the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

In preparation for his visit, he was given an hour’s briefing on the “Indian security perspective” in the war room at the defence headquarters today.

Army chief General N.C. Vij also had an hour’s talk with the visiting British officer. General Jackson has come with an agenda to intensify military-to-military programmes with India.

“On what is my first visit to India, it is evident that the defence relationship between the two countries is in excellent shape. And I look forward to working out ways to increase that cooperation when I meet Indian defence secretary Ajai Vikram Singh, the service chiefs and other senior members of the Indian armed forces,” the general said on arrival.


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