NAY PYI TAW July 29
Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa accorded a Guard of Honour welcome to Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who is on a goodwill visit to New Delhi in the Republic of India at the invitation of Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee of the Indian Armed Forces (Army, Navy and Air) and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, at the South Block Lawn of the Ministry of Defence of India this morning.
On arrival at the venue, the Senior General and party were cordially welcomed by the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee of the Indian Armed Forces (Army, Navy and Air) and Chief of Air Staff. Then, the Senior General took the salute of the Guard of Honour and inspected it.
Afterwards, the Senior General and the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee held talks at the meeting hall of South Block.Present at the meeting together with the Senior General were Chief of Staff (Navy) Vice-Admiral Moe Aung, Chief of Staff (Air) Lt-Gen Tun Aung, senior military officers of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief,and Myanmar Military Attaché (Army,Navy and Air) Brig-Gen Thein Zaw. The Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee was accompanied by senior military officers of the Indian Armed Forces and Indian defence attachés to Myanmar.
At the meeting, the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee expressed pleasure for holding the meeting, hailing the goodwill visit as the testimony to the strengthening military relations between the two countries.He requested the Senior General to make a tour of India and witness its developments.He promised continued Indian assistance in building up the capability of the Myanmar Tatmadaw.
The Senior General expressed pleasure for the invitation to visit India on a goodwill tour. He praised for developments of India. He said he takes pride of India for successfully launching the Chandrayaan-2 moon mission from Sriharikota space station. He said this success shows the aerospace technological development as well as the rising capability of the Indian Air Force. India and Myanmar share cultural and historical similarities, and are good neighbours. He thanked the Indian Armed Forces for its assistance in Myanmar Tatmadaw’s endeavours to lift its prowess.
Afterwards, an official of the Indian Armed Forces explained in detail India’s perspectives on security and matters related to Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School.
The Senior General and the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee exchanged gifts. The Senior General signed the visitors’ book.
The Senior General and party visited the National War Memorial at the India Gate.They were welcomed there by Brigadier P Srivastava of Indian Army and party. The Senior General laid the wreath, paid tribute and signed the visitors’ book. Brigadier P Srivastava conducted them round the National War Memorial. Documentary photos were taken.