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Indians to teach SAS a lesson or two

September 19, 2003 20:16 IST

The Indian Special Forces are in demand these days.

After the US Special Forces, it is the famed British Special Air Service forces who want to join hands with their Indian counterparts to participate in mountain and jungle warfare exercises.

The two countries are working out a schedule for this

The Indo-British special forces exercises schedule, along with boosting services-to-services exchanges and bilateral cooperation, will be chalked out during the four-day visit of the British Chief of Defence Staff Sir Michael Walker to India from Monday.

Walker will hold discussions with the all the three service chiefs General N C Vij, Air Chief Marshal S Krishnaswamy and Admiral Madhvendera Singh, Defence Secretary Ajay Prasad and will also call on Defence Minister George Fernandes and Deputy Prime Minister Lal Kishenchand Advani.

A defence ministry spokesman said the two sides will also draw up the schedule for Indo-British training exercises for the spring of 2004 and exchange of cadets and students of defence colleges and staff.

This is the first high-level visit here by a British defence officer after New Delhi announced its intention to buy 66 British Aerospace Hawks Advance Jet Trainer for the Indian Air force at a cost of Rs 8,000 crores.

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Number of User Comments: 3

Sub: let the exercises be on indo-pak borders!!

thats very nice! but... these exercises should be conducted along the indo-pak loc. that would serve india well.!!

Posted by phani

Sub: Funny really

Hey, US and Britain won't share military technology with us, why should we share warfare tactics with them? Why should we agree to teach them ...

Posted by V

Sub: Jeeyo...........

Hindustan is changing.... And it is changing for better. Armed Forces like British and US, if they are even conetemplating of taking some tips from ...

Posted by Vinayak



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