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India promises military support, requests attache

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RCAF Commander-in-Chief General Vong Pisen on March 24 meets with Indian ambassador to Cambodia Devyani Khobragade. RCAF

India promises military support, requests attache

Indian ambassador to Cambodia Devyani Khobragade has reiterated that her government is always ready to respond to the needs of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF).

The commitment came during her meeting with RCAF Commander-in-Chief General Vong Pisen on March 24, where she also requested the establishment of a military attache at its embassy in Phnom Penh.

“The ambassador had raised the idea of closer cooperation between the two countries' armed forces, especially on peacekeeping cooperation. India is ready to respond to the needs of the RCAF, and she also requested that the government look into the possibility of a military attache at the embassy,” the RCAF said.

The meeting was also attended by Varadan Kumar, chief military attache at the Indian embassy in Vietnam who also oversees attache tasks at the embassy in Phnom Penh.

General Pisen said diplomatic ties between the two countries have been established for 70 years and that India has supported Cambodia with military equipment, funds and training which had helped the RCAF achieve the high levels of competency required under the UN framework.

He added that he would consider India’s request to appoint a military attache to Cambodia.


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