Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane arrived in Dhaka on Thursday, 8th April on a five day visit to Bangladesh.
He has come to Bangladesh on an invitation from the Chief of Bangladesh Army Gen Aziz Ahmed. The Army Chief is accompanied by his spouse and a two member delegation.
The 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, said a press release issued by the High Commission of India in Dhaka.
General Naravane 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 a wreath at the altar of Shikha Anirban in Dhaka Cantonment.
The Army Chief will also take part in a seminar on United Nations Peace Support Operations where he will share his views. He will also witness the culmination exercise, hardware display and closing ceremony of the multinational joint military Exercise Shantir Ogroshena.
The joint military exercise Shantir Ogroshena is currently being held in Dhaka from 4-12 April between Indian Army, Bangladesh Army, Royal Bhutan Army and Sri Lankan Army to pay tribute to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his birth centenary and celebrate the 50 years of the liberation of Bangladesh.
Visit of the Army Chief will further strengthen the close and fraternal ties existing between the Armed Forces of India and Bangladesh, said the Press release.