New Delhi: The Navy Chief of Bangladesh Admiral Mohammad Nazmul Hassan today held meetings with the top military leadership in New Delhi. Admiral Hassan is on a five days official visit to India.
He met with Adm R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff at the South Block where he was accorded a ceremonial Guard of Honour. Both the naval principals discussed issues related to enhancement of cooperation in the field of operations, training, Information exchange and participation in multilateral constructs.
During the bilateral interactions, cooperation issues, like Coordinated Patrol along International Maritime Boundary Line, bilateral exercise BONGOSAGAR, conduct of Naval Training and reciprocal visits of delegations are likely to be discussed.
Admiral Hassan met Chief of Defence Staff Gen Anil Chauhan and discussed on strengthening bilateral defence relations.
The ministry in a post on X said, “Admiral M Nazmul Hassan, CNS #Bangladesh_Navy 🇧🇩 called on Gen Anil Chauhan, #CDS 🇮🇳. Discussions focussed on furthering the strong historical defence relationship, identifying new #defencecooperation avenues & opportunities under #Atmanirbhar_Bharat.”
He also met Defence secretary Giridhar Aramane at South Block.
On completion of engagements in New Delhi, Admiral M Nazmul Hassan is scheduled to visit Mumbai, where he would interact with the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command and also visit an indigenously constructed Indian Naval Ship.
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.