Commander Kenya Army Lieutenant General Raria Koipaton Inspects a Guard of honour at the Headquarters of the Indian Armed Forces in Delhi India
Commander Kenya Army Lieutenant General Raria Koipaton accompanied by other Senior Army Officers on the 19th November 2019 visited India to discuss issues of mutual interest pertaining Army training, innovation and combat in furtherance of the Memorandum of Understanding on Defence Cooperation.
The one-week visit hosted by the leadership of various India Army’s establishments entailed presentations and discussions including Riffle Training Centres, India College of Military Engineering, National Defence Academy, Armoured Corps School, Mechanised Infantry regimental Centre, Junior Leaders School of Infantry among others.
Training on explosive ordinance disposal and counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) was identified as key to defeating the current asymmetric threat facing both states. With emphasis on IED mechanisms and neutralization procedures, detection, disposal process and developed infrastructure for post blast investigation. Accordingly, a Kenya – India work force to provide instructors to assist in curricular modernization for Kenya army training instuitions was among the key discussions noting Indian Army’s vast experience in asymmetric warfare and counter terrorism as a result of operations in Jammu, Kashmir and other troubled areas.
In the resent past Kenya – India bilateral relations have been marked by the Indian Army Chairman Chief of staff committee and Chief of Army Staff visit to Kenya in December 2018 and the Assistant Chief of Defence Forces Operations &Training visit in February 2019.
Commander Kenya Army Lieutenant General Raria Koipaton during a visit at the India College of Military Engineering.
Commandant India Armoured Corps Centre and School, Maj Gen N Kaour takes Commander Kenya Army Lieutenant General Raria Koipaton on a guided tour of the School
A group photo of the visiting delegation from Kenya Army and staff of the Mechanised Infantry Regimental Centre of the Indian Armed Forces