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Myanmar Army Chief meets PM Modi

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Myanmar's Defence Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hliang, who is on an official visit to India, on Friday held bilateral talks with Prime Minister 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 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 June 7, 2017.

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

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First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 15:32 IST