Indian air force chief visits Malaysia

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Mohamad Sabu receives courtesy call from Chief Of Air Staff of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa – Photo: Malaysian Mindef

Indian Air Force chief of air staff Birender Singh Dhanoa paid a courtesy call on the Malaysian defence minister Mohamad Sabu in Kuala Lumpur today (5 Sept 2018).

Air Chief Marshal Birender begins a three-day visit to Malaysia after Myanmar.

Birender’s trip is to bolster India’s defence cooperation with the two countries considered strategically important from the regional security perspective, PTI reported earlier.

He is expected to hold parleys with his Malaysian counterpart and other senior military officials on ways to strengthen cooperation between the air forces of the two countries, reported PTI.

Birender, a Kargil war veteran and first-rate fighter pilot, assumed the present job on 31 Dec 2016, taking over from Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha.

 

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