India Army Chief Visits Uganda


price geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>Lt Gen Nehra who arrived at Entebbe international Airport on July 14, prostate 2014 visited the Ministry of Defence/ UPDF headquarters, health Mbuya Hill on Tuesday.

He was received by the Commandant of Senior Command and Staff College – Kimaka, Lt Gen Andrew Gutti together with the Chief of training of the UPDF, Brig Willis Byarugaba, and the UPDF Deputy Chief of Military Intelligence, Col Henry Isoke.

Also among those who received him, were the deputy Commandant of Kimaka, Col James Muhesi and the UPDF Chief of Protocol, Col Younes Bagada.

The deputy Chief of Military Intelligence of the UPDF, Col Isoke, told the visiting General that many events have unfolded since the NRA took over power in 1986 and that Uganda is now a better place to live in, although it is still faced with several challenges, among which are terrorism threats.

He also briefed the visiting General on Karamoja disarmament, saying that over 32,000 guns have been recovered from the region, and that there are now many development initiatives ongoing.

Col Isoke observed that the conflict in South Sudan, that saw the displacement of over 90,000 people and killing of other thousands, has impacted negatively on the region’s political, economic and security situation. He further noted that the volatile situation in Somalia and Central African Republic is another regional challenge that requires redress.

The visiting General praised Uganda for its contribution on restoration of peace in Somalia, saying that the Ugandan forces that pioneered the struggle against terror in Somalia proved to the world that the Somalia deteriorated security situation is a manageable one.

Gen Nehra further appreciated the hospitality of Ugandans, adding that India highly considers Uganda as a sister state. He called on maintenance of this good relationship.

Among other contributions of India to Uganda is the contribution of directing staffs to Senior Command and Staff College – Kimaka, who Lt Gen Nehra is scheduled to visit on July 16, 2014.


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