NAY PYI TAW February 7
The Myanmar Tatmadaw delegation led by Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win who is on a goodwill visit to the Republic of India arrived at the temporary parlour of the Chief of Defence Staff of India in the area of the 11th Defence Expo India-2020 (DefExpo India-2020) on the morning of 6 February to hold talks with Chief of Defence Staff of India General Bipin Rawat.
Vice-Senior General Soe Win held a discussion with General Bipin Rawat and they cordially exchanged views on enhancement for further cementing existing friendly relations between the two armed forces, further promotion of bilateral cooperation plans, and progress in cooperation in ensuring peace and stability and development of border region of both countries between the two armed forces.
The Myanmar Tatmadaw delegation visited the booths displayed at the DefExpo India-2020 and viewed round defence equipment innovated by Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) of India, and defence equipment displayed by foreign countries including that of private defence equipment organizations from India. Then, ocumentary photos were taken.
On arrival at the canteen of the Central Command of Indian Army, the Myanmar Tatmadaw delegation was welcomed by Major General Sandeep Jahol, the in-charge of the canteen, and officials from the Central Command.
At the meeting hall, Chairman of the canteen Colonel AVS Pawan Kumar explained facts about operating the canteen to the Myanmar Tatmadaw delegation. He conducted the delegation round the canteen and posed for documentary photos. Shops of the canteen directly buy basic personal goods such as household electronic accessories, equipment for children, clothes, foodstuff and beverages produced from domestic companies and resell limited units of these products to military officers and other ranks, families and retired soldiers from the Indian Armed Forces depending on different ranks and positions. As such, these products are available at cheaper prices than outside shops.
A total of 3,901 branches of canteen are opened at military command headquarters across India to sell some 5,300 items of products to about 12 million consumers.