In a moment of pride for the nation, the Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, was inducted into the International Hall of Fame at Command and General Staff College in Leavenworth in the United States. He had done his course from the college earlier.
Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat is on a five-day visit to the US, starting Monday, where he was honoured with a shield after being inducted to the International Hall of Fame. He is also expected to discuss ways of strengthening cooperation between the two countries to tackle Pakistan-aided terrorist activities in the region.
Army officials had earlier announced, "The Army Chief will begin his five days starting from (Monday) where he will meet his American counterpart and hold important discussions on counter-terrorism and cooperation with the US."
US President Donald Trump had spoken openly against Pakistan sponsored-terrorist and has also cut aids worth 1.3 million dollars last year.
During the visit, the Army chief is also expected to discuss the aiding and funding of terrorist groups like Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Toiba by Pakistan.
Earlier this month after India's aerial strikes in Balakot after the dastardly terror attack in Pulwama in which 40 CRPF jawans were martyred, American Special Forces Commander General Raymond Thomas had met General Rawat in South Block and discussed regional security and Pakistan's continued support to terrorism.
"Both the Generals deliberated on the developing regional security environment, issue of global terrorism and Pakistan continued support to terrorism was also discussed" the Army stated after the meeting.