Lt Gen Abhay Krishna, GOC-in-C of Eastern Command during the meeting with Lt Gen Bryan P Fenton, deputy commander, US-Indo Pacific Command. In Kolkata.
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Kolkata: A delegation of the US Army has arrived in Kolkata to discuss ways to strengthening defence cooperation with the India Army, especially on India’s eastern frontier.

The delegation is led by Lt Gen Bryan P Fenton, deputy commander, US-Indo Pacific Command and has five members in it. They are on a three-day visit to India.

Lt Gen Fenton today called on Lt Gen Abhay Krishna, the GOC-in-C of India Army’s Eastern Command, at Fort William in the city. In a statement, the defence ministry said that “the two dignitaries held meaningful discussions on various important regional and global security-related issues.”

The visit of the senior US Army officer to Eastern Command signifies the growing strategic partnership between the armies of the two nations. India and US Army are already engaged in bilateral training for capacity building and the aim now is to strengthen the defence cooperation further for a united global war against terrorism.