This visit is part of the ongoing high level exchanges between the Armed Forces of both countries, the Indian High Commission in Dhaka said on Wednesday.
The Bangladesh Army Chief had last visited India in September 2015 and the Air Force and Navy chiefs had visited India in 2016. The Indian air force and navy chiefs had also visited Bangladesh in 2016.
The visit is taking place ahead of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s state visit to India, when the countries are expected to intensify defence cooperation.
The Indian High Commission said considering the importance of the bilateral relationship, the Indian army chief has chosen to visit Bangladesh as his first tour abroad after being appointed on Jan 1.
He will also be visiting Nepal where he will be conferred with the honorary title of ‘General of Nepal Army’ by the country’s president as per the long standing tradition. Read More…