Bangladesh’s Chief of Naval Staff is expected to visit India

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Vikram K Doraiswami on Tuesday called on Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal, Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) of Bangladesh and discussed his forthcoming visit to India and increasing maritime cooperation between the two countries.

The Indian High Commission in Bangladesh through a tweet informed about the meeting between Doraiswami and Bangladesh Navy Chief.

It further said, during his first visit to India, CNS will visit Navy HQ and Western Naval Command the dates for which are yet to be announced.

“HC@VDoraiswami called on Adm M Shaheen Iqbal, Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) today. Discussed CNS’s upcoming visit to India & increasing cooperation in maritime realm. During his first visit to India, CNS will visit Navy HQ and Western Naval Command,” the Indian High Commission tweeted.

At the meeting, Doraiswami presented CNS Adm Iqbal, a Bangla edition of ‘Operation X’.

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The Indian High Commissioner also presented Bangladesh’s Naval Chief with a 9 mm carbine machine gun used by the naval Muktijoddhas.

The upcoming visit of the Bangladesh CNS to India is in continuation of top-level exchanges between the defence forces of the two countries.

It may be recalled that Bangladesh Army Chief General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed had visited India from September 6-8 and had held talks with India’s top military brass on boosting cooperation in defence between the two countries.

This is the golden jubilee year of Bangladesh's freedom following the India-Pakistan war of 1971 and also marks the completion of 50 years of India-Bangladesh bilateral relations.