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Bangladesh Navy Chief on week-long visit to India

Bangladesh Navy Chief on week-long visit to India

New Delhi, Oct 25 (UNI) Bangladesh Navy Chief Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal, is on an official visit to India, from October 23 – 29, during which he would visit New Delhi, Mumbai and Wellington in Tamil Nadu.
Admiral Shaheen Iqbal will interact with the Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and other high ranking government officials in Delhi.
"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," an official statement said.
After a series of meetings in Delhi, Admiral Shaheen Iqbal is scheduled to visit Mumbai, where he will meet with Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command Vice Admiral R. Hari Kumar.
After Mumbai, the Admiral would visit Defence Services Staff College, Wellington to witness training activities and interact with Commandant, DSSC.
"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. India and Bangladesh are jointly celebrating Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Victory in Bangladesh Liberation War and 1971 War this year," an official statement said.
A host of joint activities have been conducted which include reciprocal ship visits by both Navies and participation in Republic Day Parade 2021 at New Delhi by Bangladesh Armed Forces Contingent.
During the last quarter of 2021, conduct of Talks by Bangladesh War Veterans at Naval War College and Indian Naval Academy and participation of Indian Armed Forces contingent and Band in ‘Victory Day Celebrations’ in Bangladesh are planned, the statement added.
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