Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Nigeria, Indian armies to collaborate in training, exchange of ideas -- Ihejirika

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika, said in Abuja on Wednesday that the Nigerian Army would collaborate with the Indian Army in the area of training and exchange of ideas.

Ihejirika made the statement when the Vice-Chief of Army Staff of India, Lt.-Gen. Krishna Singh, paid him a visit in his office. He said that the collaboration would bring to fruition the decisions reached by both countries’ armies to collaborate, particularly in the area of training.

``I am inspired by the visit and actions will be taken to harmonise decisions reached in the area of cooperation. We had an interactive session this morning and I found our discussion very rewarding,’’ Ihejirika said.

Earlier, Singh described the relationship between Nigeria and India as ``excellent’’ but stressed the need to extend the relationship to other areas between both armies.

 He said the two countries had always had excellent bilateral relations, adding that the relationship became stronger after the signing of the Strategic Partnership Agreement in Portugal in 2007.

--------Daily Times
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