ANNUAL DINNER FOR FOREIGN SERVICE ATTACHES
New Delhi :Shravana 30,1934
Thursday , Aug 23, 2012
Chief of Army Staff, Gen Bikram Singh interacted with a large number of Foreign Service Attaches on 22 August 2012 at Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi. The interaction with Foreign Service Attaches is an annual event organised to enable interaction between Indian Army functionaries involved in international cooperation at various levels and the Foreign Service Attaches in India. The event assumed special significance since this was first interaction by Army Chief with Foreign Service Attaches since taking over the command of Indian Army. There were wide ranging topics of mutual and professional interest between Indian Army and armies from friendly foreign countries which formed part of informal interaction. The bonhomie witnessed in the interaction indicated to the warm relations developed by Indian Army with other friendly armies and which was further cemented through free and frank exchange of ideas between the Army Chief and the Foreign Service Attaches.
There has been an exponential increase in the defence cooperation activities in recent years due to the emerging status of India and the recognition of the professionalism of the Indian Army. Healthy attendance of Foreign Service Attaches at the event is indicative of the growing popularity of the Indian Army amongst the Armies of the World.