Collective experience can help India, Africa tackle security threats: Army chief Pande

General Pande was speaking at the conclave of Army chiefs in which 31 delegates from 25 African nations, including 10 Army chiefs, are participating in the AFINDEX military exercise

Army chief General Manoj Pande, AFINDEX, conclave, Africa
General Pande said many African armies have experience operating in difficult and challenging environments and can offer valuable insights into their tactics, techniques, and procedures. (File photo)

“India and Africa face common threats like terrorism and violent extremism, and the collective experience can help to prepare better to deal with emerging security challenges,” Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Pande said on Tuesday (March 28).

Speaking at the conclave of Army chiefs in which 31 delegates from African nations participated, including 10 Army chiefs, General Pande said 25 partner nations are participating in the current edition of the AFINDEX military exercise which concludes on Wednesday March 29).

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“Our collective experience can help us to better prepare for the emerging security threats,” the Army chief said.

‘African armies operate in difficult, challenging environments’

He said many African armies have experience operating in difficult and challenging environments and can offer valuable insights into their tactics, techniques, and procedures.

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“We face common threats of terrorism and violent extremism that have the potential to adversely affect our development goals,” General Pande said.

(With agency inputs)

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