India's army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane has arrived Dhaka today on a five-day visit to further expand cooperation and coordination between the two countries on a host of strategic issues.
The Indian Army Chief, on invitation from General Aziz Ahmed, chief of Bangladesh Army has started for Bangladesh accompanied by his spouse, Veena Naravane and a two-member delegation.
The visit comes less than two weeks after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi travelled to Bangladesh.
The Indian Army Chief is scheduled to pay courtesy calls to the Army, Navy and acting Air Force Chiefs of Bangladesh and meet other senior officers of the Bangladesh Army. He will also be visiting various military stations. The Indian Army Chief will also pay tribute to members of the Bangladesh Armed Forces who made the supreme sacrifice during Bangladesh's Liberation War of 1971 by laying wreath at the altar of Shikha Anirban in Dhaka Cantonment.
The Indian Army Chief will share his experience during the seminar on United Nations Peace Support Operations. He will also witness the culmination exercise, hardware display and closing ceremony of the joint military Exercise Shantir Ogroshena.
Visit of the Indian Army Chief will further strengthen the close and fraternal ties existing between the Armed Forces of the two countries.