Indian commander: "We see eye-to-eye with the Turkish army"
Interaction between the Indian and Turkish militaries will eventually pave the way for better interaction between the peoples of India and Turkey, said the top commander of India on Tuesday, painting a rosy picture of the future of bilateral ties. Air Chief Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik, India's chairman of the chiefs of staff committee (CoSC) and chief of the air staff of the Indian Air Force, was in Ankara for an official visit at the invitation of his counterpart, Chief of General Staff Gen. Isik Kosaner. "I believe that interaction amongst countries must start innocuously, in a slow manner," he said in an interview. "We see from our experiences that military-to-military contact facilitates people-to-people, country-to-country contact without too many eyebrows being raised, without too many questions being asked. This is the best way to come closer."