Army chief Naravane in Bangladesh to further boost bilateral military ties | India News

NEW DELHI: Military chief Basic M M Naravane is in Bangladesh on a five-day go to to additional strengthen bilateral navy ties in addition to focus on nearer collaboration on strategic points.
Gen Naravane, who arrived in Dhaka on Thursday morning, held in depth discussions with high officers of the Bangladesh armed forces, together with Military chief Basic Aziz Ahmed and Navy chief Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal.
He’s additionally slated to satisfy Bangladesh overseas minister A Okay Abdul Momen throughout the go to, which comes quickly after PM Narendra Modi visited Dhaka on March 26-27 and at a time when the continued turmoil in Myanmar and the resultant refugee disaster has raised considerations in each New Delhi and Dhaka.
“The go to will additional deepen the bilateral navy relationship and act as a catalyst for nearer coordination and cooperation between the 2 international locations on a bunch of strategic points,” stated a senior official.
India has steadily stepped-up navy ties with Bangladesh, which by the way acquired its first-ever diesel-electric submarines from China a couple of years in the past, as a part of the general coverage to counter Chinese language inroads into its neighbourhood.
Gen Naravane’s go to additionally comes within the midst of the “Swarnim Vijay Varsh” celebrations to mark 50 years of the liberation of Bangladesh and the beginning centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur.
The Military chief will even attend the closing ceremony of the continued counter-terrorism “Shantir Ogrosena” train, through which navy personnel from India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka are collaborating, together with observers from the US, UK, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, amongst others.
He will even ship a keynote tackle on the “Altering Nature of International Conflicts: Function of UN Peacekeepers” at a seminar in addition to work together with the drive commanders of the UN missions in Mali, South Sudan and Central African Republic and the deputy chief operations officer of the Royal Bhutanese Military on April 12.
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