Mattar Salem Ali Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary of the UAE Ministry of Defense, received Tuesday a delegation from the National Defense College of India, headed by Major General Manoj Kumar Bindal.
The delegation is currently visiting the country, as part of the schedule of external visits of the Indian National Defense College.
Al Dhaheri welcomed the delegation, wishing that their visit to the UAE would achieve its desired goals, Emirates news agency WAM reported.
The meeting saw an exchange of viewpoints about developments in the regional and international scene, and views on issues of common interest.
The Indian military delegation expressed their happiness with the progress and development they witnessed in all sectors. At the end of the visit, the two sides exchanged commemorative souvenirs.
Located in New Delhi, the National Defense College is the defense service training institute and highest seat of strategic learning for Officers of the Defense Service and the Civil Services. This is a very prestigious course attended only by a few hand-picked defense Officers of One-Star rank and civil servants of the rank of Joint Secretary to the Government of India.
Each year, approximately 25 Officers from friendly foreign countries like the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Nepal, UAE and others attend the course.
This College provides strategic leadership to the Government of India in national and international security matters and also acts as a think tank on defense matters and holds a very important position in shaping up the Indian defense outlook.