New Delhi, Jan 21: Chief of German Navy, Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach called on Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari at the Indian Air Force Headquarters in New Delhi where both sides discussed issues of mutual interest on January 20. The two sides also discussed avenues to enhance bilateral defence cooperation during the meeting.
Taking to Twitter, the Indian Air Force said, "Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach, Chief of German Navy called on Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari #CAS at Air HQ yesterday. Issues of mutual interest & avenues to enhance bilateral defence cooperation were discussed during the meeting.
Earlier, Indian foreign secretary Harsh V Shringla welcomed German Navy Chief to India. The two countries are to have talks focused on maritime security cooperation in context of greater engagement by Germany in the Indo-Pacific.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi shared on Twitter, “talks focused on maritime security cooperation in context of greater engagement by Germany in the #IndoPacific in line with its recent IndoPacific Guidelines."
Schönbach also called on Indian Army Vice Chief C P Mohanty. In a statement, The Indian Navy said, "Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach, Chief of German Navy, called on Admiral R Hari Kumar at New Delhi and discussed avenues to strengthen Navy to Navy cooperation and enhance interoperability."
The Indian Army, in its statement, said Schönbach called on Lieutenant General C P Mohanty, Vice Chief of Army Staff, and discussed aspects of bilateral defence cooperation.