Focussing on Army to Army Engagement and Cooperation; India, US Hold 24th ESG Meeting

Indian Army

New Delhi: Twenty fourth edition of the India-USA Executive Steering Group (ESG) meeting was held in New Delhi from February 22 to 24 and was attended by a 12-member delegation from the US Army in person and virtually by 40 officers from different locations of the USA.

Major General Daniel McDaniel, Deputy Commanding General, US Army Pacific (USARPAC) was the Head of delegation from the US side. Indian Army delegation was comprised of 37 officers.

The forum is an Army to Army engagement that meets every year alternately in India and USA to discuss Army to Army cooperation.

A number of contemporary issues of mutual interests were discussed with an aim to enhance the engagements in diverse fields. For the first time the meeting was held both in person and through virtual mode owing to restrictions of COVID-19.

Relevant issues of defence cooperation and common subjects of interest were discussed during the meet.

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