1 minute readIndo-US army meet begins

The 14th annual meeting of the Indo-US Army Executive Steering Group (ESG) began on Monday at Western Command Headquarters in Chandi Mandir.

According to a statement issued by the Indian Army, the US delegation is led by Lieutenant General Benjamin R. Mixon, the Commanding General, United States Army Pacific (USARPAC) while the home team is led by Lieutenant General AS Sekhon, the Indian Army’s Director General Military Operations (DGMO). The meet will conclude on Friday.

Generals Mixon and Sekhon at Exercise Yudh Abhyas last year. Photograph US Army

General Mixon was also in India last year, during the Indo-US joint exercise Yudh Abhyas.

The two generals at the 13th ESG in Honolulu, Hawaii in January 2009. Photograph by Lieutenant Colonel Cynthia Teramae, USARPAC Public Affairs

ESG meetings are held annually, with venues alternating between India and the US, to coordinate various joint training events between the two armies. The ESG will review the progress made in Indo-US military cooperation through events in 2009 and reach agreements on training cooperation events to be held in 2010.

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