Bangladesh: Navy chief in India on 6-day official trip

DHAKA, 26 October 2021, (TON): Bangladesh Navy Chief Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal is on an official visit to India from October 23 to 29.

The Indian Defence Ministry said “during his visit, Admiral Iqbal will interact with the chief of Indian naval staff in addition to the chief of defence staff and other high-ranking Indian officials.”

It said "during the bilateral interactions, issues relating to joint cooperative efforts like coordinated patrol along international maritime boundary line, bilateral exercise 'Bongosagar', conduct of naval training and reciprocal visits of delegations would be discussed.”

On completion of engagements in Delhi, Admiral Iqbal is scheduled to visit Mumbai where he will meet with Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar, flag officer commanding-in-chief of Western Naval Command, and visit the flagship of the naval command.

After his Mumbai visit, the visiting admiral will travel to Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) in Wellington, Tamil Nadu, to observe training activities, reports our New Delhi correspondent.

The ministry said in a statement "India and Bangladesh share bonds of history, language, culture and multitudes of other commonalities. The excellent bilateral ties reflect an all-encompassing partnership based on sovereignty, equality, trust and understanding that goes beyond strategic ties."

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