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Myanmar Army Chief meets PM Modi

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 July 2017, 15:39 IST

Myanmar's Defence Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hliang, who is on an official visit to India, on 14 July held bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Commander-in-Chief briefed the Prime Minister about bilateral defence and security cooperation. He also condemned the recent terrorist attack on pilgrims of the Amarnath Yatra and expressed condolence for the victims.

On his part, Prime Minister Modi appreciated the close cooperation between the Armed forces of India and Myanmar.

He said that Myanmar is a key pillar of India's "Act East" Policy and expressed his firm commitment to strengthen the bilateral relationship in all areas.

The Prime Minister conveyed his condolences at the loss of lives of Myanmar Armed forces personnel and their families in the air crash of 7 June 2017.

Senior General Hliang is on an extensive eight-day tour of India which kicked off from Gaya last Friday. He also visited Varanasi, Ahmedabad and Vishakhapatnam and will meet several military and civilian leaders.


First published: 14 July 2017, 15:39 IST