New Delhi. 16 December 2018. General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) is scheduled to visit Tanzania and Kenya from 17 to 20 December 2018 on an official bilateral visit. During the visit, COAS led delegation will interact with senior military and political hierarchy of both countries with an aim to enhance and energise defence cooperation. The Army Chief will also visit National Defence College at Tanzania and key military establishments.

The Chief of the Army Staff is scheduled to meet Dr Hussein Ali Mwinyi, Minister of Defence and National Service, General Venance S Mabeyo, Chief of Tanzania Defence Forces in Tanzania and Ambassador Raychelle Awour Omamo, SC, Cabinet Secretary for Defence and General Samson Mwathethe, Chief of Defence Forces, Kenya Defence Forces in Kenya.

The visit to the African countries aims to give impetus to the military to military relationship with Tanzania and Kenya which has been nurtured over the years.