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US army chief visits India tomorrow
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, February 1
The continuing cross-border terrorism by Pakistan would be on top of the agenda when the US army chief Gen Eric K. Shinseki, holds talks with Indian officials during his short visit to New Delhi on February 3.

Officials here said India would convey its serious concerns to the US army chief about the continuing cross-border terrorism despite assurances from Pakistan about putting an end to it. The US army chief would be on a day-long visit to New Delhi.

General Shinseki will be the first US army chief to visit India and the Army is expected to make a presentation to him about the prevailing security situation in the region during his one-to-one meeting with his Indian counterpart, Gen N.C. Vij.

The two are also expected to talk on increasing bilateral exchanges between the two armies, specially on the training front and conducting of joint exercises.

His visit to India assumes further importance in view of Gen Tommy Frank, chief of the US Central Command, visiting Pakistan almost at the same time.

During his day-long stay here, General Shinseki will also hold talks with the Chairman Chief of Staff Committee, and naval chief, Admiral Madhvendera Singh, and the Vice-Chief of the Air staff.

He will also call on Defence Minister George Fernandes before leaving for the Philippines on Feruary 4.


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