Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, commanding general, U.S. Army Military District of Washington and U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn hosted Gen. Dalbir Singh, Chief of the Army Staff, Indian Army, during an Army Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., April 7, 2016.

This wreath-laying ceremony is important for building strong relationships with Indian Army counterparts, said Becker.

"We build trust and confidence with each other the more we do the military to military training exercises, visits to each other's countries," said Becker. "In this case, paying tribute to our Soldiers and all of our service members at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier."

The U.S. supports India's critical role as a leader in maintaining regional stability, according the U.S. State Department. Security ties are reflected in growing bilateral defense and counterterrorism cooperation. The United States and India also are developing their defense partnership through military sales and joint research, co-production and co-development efforts.

After the wreath-laying ceremony, Singh visited the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial. U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley hosted an Army Full Honor Arrival Ceremony at Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.