Indian Army chief in Bangladesh

Close on the heels of a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian Army chief, General MM Naravane, is in Bangladesh from April 8-12 at the invitation of his Bangladesh counterpart

Apr 08, 2021
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Close on the heels of a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian Army chief, General MM Naravane, is in Bangladesh from April 8-12 at the invitation of his Bangladesh counterpart. His visit will be part of the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Liberation of Bangladesh, and 50 years of bilateral ties between the two countries. 

He will have one on one meetings with the three Service Chiefs of Bangladesh’s Armed Forces. General Naravane will also visit the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Museum in Dhanmondi, where he will pay tributes to Bangladesh's founding father.

He will attend a seminar on UN Peace Support Operations and deliver a keynote address on “Changing Nature of Global Conflicts: Role of UN Peacekeepers” General  Naravane is also scheduled to interact with the Force Commanders of the United Nations Missions in Mali, South Sudan and Central African Republic and the Deputy Chief Operations Officer of the Royal Bhutanese Army on April 12.

He will also attend the closing ceremony of Exercise Shantir Ogrosena, a multilateral UN-mandated counterterrorism exercise comprising the armed forces of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka along with observers from the US, UK, Turkey and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia among others.

He will also witness the innovations of the Bangladeshi Armed Forces personnel during a hardware display. He will also interact with the members of Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support and Training Operations (BIPSOT) during the last leg of his visit.

This visit will further deepen the bilateral relationships between the two armies and act as a catalyst for closer coordination and cooperation between the two countries on a host of strategic issues, an official statement said. 

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