On the 5th of January 2012 the JCBRN Defence COE hosted a very prestigious visit by His Excellency ShriVenkatesan Ashok, the Ambassador of India to the Czech Republic. The Ambassador was accompanied by his Defence Attaché, COL Gurpreet Singh.  The Ambassador and his party were welcomed by the JCBRN Defence COE Chief of Staff COL Randy Lee Smith as well as representatives from the Ground Force Headquarters and the Vyskov Garrison.

       COL Randy Lee Smith made his Excellency familiar with the history of the JCBRN Defence COE, its development, concept of operations, principles, mission and discussed a wide spectrum of projects included in JCBRN Defence COE Program of Work in both 2011 and 2012.  Later they attended a luncheon to further discuss areas of mutual interest.  The visit concluded successfully and the Indian delegation continued their informational visit at the Military Academy in Vyškov.

Author: CPT Ilona Bain

Photo: Mrs. Hana Jurčová


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