(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Armies of India and Australia held the ninth Army to Army Staff
Talks in Dehradun on Wednesday which were focused on joint military
exercises, training cooperation and preparing a roadmap for
enhanced defence cooperation, the Army said in a statement.
Talks were held at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) and both
sides reviewed the road map for activities promoting defence
cooperation like training courses between both the Armies, cadet
exchange programmes between pre-commission training academies,
bilateral ex Austra hind, subject matter expert exchange in niche
domains, functional and high level visits, interaction between
think tanks, virtual interactions in field of medical and doctrinal
exchanges, the Army said.
The Australian delegation is on a visit to India from June 25 to
The delegation also visited Infantry Division based at Dehradun,
Bengal Engineer Group Centre Roorkee, Wargame Research and
Development Centre, Delhi and Centre for Land Warfare Studies.
The two countries are set to commence the General Rawat Young
Officer Exchange Programme in the latter half of 2022, which was
announced during the virtual summit meeting between the Prime
Ministers of the two countries on March 21, 2022.
There have been a series of high level exchanges between the two
countries to further security cooperation. Australian Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister for Defence Richard Marles were in India last
The India-Australia Joint Working Group (JWG) on Defence
Research and Material Cooperation is slated to meet in Australia
later this year. India is also set to participate in Australia's
Indo-Pacific Endeavour exercise and Exercise Pitch Black later this
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