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Army chief General Deepak Kapoor with Chief of the Royal Australian Army, Lieutenant General K J Gillespie during the guard of honour at South block in New Delhi on Monday. Image Credit: PTI

NEW DELHI (PTI): In a bid to strengthen Indo-Australian defence cooperation, Australian Army Chief General K J Gillespie has arrived here on a five-day visit.

During the visit, the Australian Army Chief will meet senior officials including Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar, Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor, Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma and Air Chief Marshal P V Naik.

At the meetings, the two sides will hold discussions on enhancing cooperation in the fields of training, UN peacekeeping and sports and adventure activities, Army officials said here.

Gillespie, who arrived here on Monday, will visit a number of army installations across the country including Northern Command headquarters in Udhampur, Infantry School in Mhow, South-western Command headquarters in Jaipur and Agra-based 50 Para Brigade before returning home on October 9.

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