Gen Dalbir Singh, Chief of the Army Staff is leading a high level military delegation comprising senior military officers to China on a four day visit from 21-24 Nov 2016. During the four day visit the General along with delegation will be visiting important military installations and is scheduled to meet a number of high ranking dignitaries of PLA and CMC. This visit is an opportunity to re-engage PLA in field of defence cooperation and build upon existing mutual cooperation and trust between the two nations. The delegation will also be visiting military installations including Infantry Division and Army Air Defence Brigades.
The visit aims at engaging China on subjects of mutual concern and shared interest, which include terrorism, humanitarian assistance and Peace keeping training. This visit comes amidst growing stronger economic and military ties between the emerging Asian giants and follows high level diplomatic and military exchanges between the two neighbours. The visit also coincides with a joint military exercise (Exercise Hand in Hand), between two armies which is underway in Pune and will be followed by visit of General Zhao Zongqi, Commander, Western Theatre Command of PLA in second week of December 2016.