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Indian navy chief in Dhaka to elevate maritime ties

  • Published at 06:50 pm September 21st, 2019
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The chief will visit Khulna Shipyard Limited, BN naval bases in Chittagong and Khulna and address cadets at Bangladesh Naval Academy

Indian Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh has arrived in Dhaka to enhance the bilateral maritime relations between Bangladesh and India.

The Indian CNS during his four–day visit will hold bilateral talks with Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury, Chief of the Naval Staff, Bangladesh Navy, Service Chiefs and other senior government officials, according to Press Information Bureau (PIB), India.

Karambir is scheduled to visit Khulna Shipyard Limited, BN naval bases in Chittagong and Khulna and address cadets at Bangladesh Naval Academy (BNA).

The Indian Naval chief will also participate in the first anniversary celebration of Bangladesh Institute of Maritime Research and Development (BIMRAD).

The Bangladesh Navy is an active member of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (Ions) and is a member of all three working groups, viz. Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR), Maritime Security and ‘Information Sharing and Interoperability’.

The Indian Navy regularly interacts with Bangladesh Navy through the medium of Staff Talks, annual defence dialogue and other operational interactions which includes port visits, passage exercises, training, ship design and shipbuilding cooperation besides regular participation by Indian Navy serving and retired officers in Victory Day Celebrations held in Bangladesh to commemorate ‘ Liberation War ‘ of 1971, the PIB added.