New Delhi: Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane has embarked on a three-day visit to the Republic of Korea on Monday aimed to strengthen military ties between both the countries.

He will be meeting senior military and civilian leadership of the Republic of Korea during the visit, the Indian Army said.

He will lay a wreath at the National Cemetery and War Memorial in Seoul. He is scheduled to call on the Minister of National Defence, South Korea Army Chief, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Minister of Defence Acquisition Planning Administration (DAPA) where he will discuss avenues for enhancing India-ROK defence relations.

The Army chief will also visit the Korea Combat Training Centre in Inje Country, Gangwon Province and Advance Defence Development (ADD) at Daejeon.

Earlier this month, Naravane called on top Saudi Generals to discuss issues of mutual interest and defence cooperation as part of his second leg of the two-nation visit.

According to the Indian Army, it was for the first time that an Indian Army Chief visited the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Recently the Army Chief had visited Nepal and also accompanied Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla to Myanmar.