Interaction with Ms. Kavita Kewal, Department of Defence, Australia
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Ms. Kavita Kewal, Assistant Secretary, DOD, Australia along with other officials visited VIF on 22 July 2014 to interact with the VIF faculty on issues of mutual concern. Ms. Kavita Kewal explained Australian views on regional security environment including Australia’s role in America’s pivot to Asia strategy. She also dwelt on the ongoing process of formulating the Defence White Paper and Australia’s requirement of building up its defence capabilities. She stressed on enhancing Indo-Australian defence and security cooperation.

Gen (Retd.) NC Vij, Director, VIF briefed the Australian delegation on the political change that has occurred in India and the intention of Indian government to shore up its defence capabilities. He also spoke on the need to strengthen Indo-Australian defence relationship and the possibilities of military technical cooperation and joint ventures in defence industries. Lt. Gen. Ravi Sawhney, while speaking on regional security environment, discussed the emerging situation in Af-Pak belt and its implications for the region as well as for the international community.

Event Date 
July 22, 2014
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