The Chief of the Indian Army Staff, General MM Naravane, visited to Bangladesh for a 5-day tour from 8th to 12th April, to build strong defence and bilateral ties between the two neighbouring countries.
Naravane reached the country amid of its Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebrations which mark 50 years of Bangladesh’s liberation. On 8th April, by laying a wreath at the Shikha Anirban, Naravane will pay tributes to the martyrs of the Liberation War. Followed by the one to one meetings with the 3 Service Chiefs of the Armed Forces of Bangladesh.
To pay tributes to founding father of Bangladesh, the Army Chief will visit the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Museum in Dhanmondi.
On 11th April in Dhaka, at Multipurpose Complex of Bangladesh Army, the COAS will interact with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, where Naravane will attend a seminar over UN Peace Support Operations and addressing on “Changing Nature of Global Conflicts: Role of UN Peacekeepers”, he will deliver a keynote.
The Army Chief is also scheduled to interact on 12th April, with the Deputy Chief Operations Officer of the Royal Bhutanese Army and the Force Commanders of the United Nations Missions in Mali, Central African Republic and South Sudan.
He will also be at the closing ceremony of Exercise Shantir Ogrosena, which is a multilateral counter terrorism exercise mandated by the UN, including the Armed Forces of India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan along with observers from the US, UK, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Turkey among others.
During the Hardware Display, Naravane will also witness the Bangladeshi Armed Forces personnel’s innovations.
During the last part of his visit, the Chief of the Army Staff will interact with Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support and Training Operations’ (BIPSOT) members.