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India's Army Chief to arrive in Maldives on Sunday

Shahudha Mohamed
28 September 2019, MVT 20:24
India chief army Bipin Rawat
Shahudha Mohamed
28 September 2019, MVT 20:24

Indian Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat is scheduled to arrive in Maldives on Sunday for an official visit.

Spokesperson of Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) Major Ibrahim Azim disclosed that Bipin will meet with various top officials of the military in addition to ministers during the visit set to conclude next Friday.

Moreover, according to Azim, Bipin will pay a courtesy call to President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

Bipin was appointed at India's Army Chief on December 31, 2016, with the retirement of General Dalbir Singh Suhag who previously filled the post.

Diplomatic relations between Maldives and India improved significantly after President Solih was sworn into office. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Maldives twice in President Solih's administration.

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