Singh visited important US defense establishments and met a number of high-ranking defense and civilian officials here during his four-day trip that ended on Dec. 5. Singh and US Army Chief of Staff Gen Ray Odierno discussed the ongoing army-to-army cooperation and opportunities to further strengthen bilateral cooperation through joint training exercises and military exchanges.
General Singh also utilized the opportunity to discuss the US-India defense relationship with other senior US military leadership and advance India’s military interests, according to an official statement. Before his trip, the Indian Army had said that the visit assumes special significance in the light of enhanced defense cooperation between the two countries over the last few years and rapidly increasing defense engagements under the new framework for India-US defense relations.
Singh was inducted into US Army War College International (UAWSC) Fellows Hall of Fame, an outstanding honor in the international military community. Singh, an alumnus of the USAWC, delivered a keynote speech to its class of 2013-2014. (PTI)