- Title: U.S. Admiral Aquilino accorded guard of honour in New Delhi
- Date: 25th August 2021
- Summary: ADMIRAL AQUILINO INSPECTING GUARD OF HONOUR
- Embargoed: 8th September 2021 06:54
- Keywords: Admiral John Aquilino India Indo-Pacific National War Memorial USA defence guard of honour
- Location: NEW DELHI, INDIA
- City: NEW DELHI, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Defence,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA002ERS1NBJ
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- Story Text:Commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Admiral John Aquilino received a ceremonial guard of honour in New Delhi's South Block lawns on Wednesday (August 25).
Admiral Aquilino also paid tribute to slain soldiers and laid a wreath at the National War Memorial. The National War Memorial has names of Indian soldiers killed in conflicts with Pakistan, China among others inscribed on it.
He is expected to speak at a think-tank event in New Delhi with India's Chief of the Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat later in the day.
India drew closer to the U.S. last year following a deadly border clash with China. Washington has helped New Delhi, leasing surveillance drones and supplying cold-weather gear for Indian troops.
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