General Manoj Pande, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), paid tribute to the Liberation War heroes by having to lay a wreath at Shikha Anirban in Dhaka.
General Manoj Pande paid a personal visit to Major General (Retd.) Tarique Ahmed Siddique, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Security Affairs Advisor.
They discussed how to move the defense interaction between Bangladesh and India forward, according to a tweet from the Indian Army.
The Army Chief met with Bangladeshi Army Chief of Staff General S M Shafiuddin Ahmed to discuss ways to improve and strengthen bilateral defense ties between the two countries.
General Manoj Pande met with Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal, Chief of Naval Staff, and Air Vice Marshal M Shafiqul Alam, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations), Bangladesh Air Force, to discuss matters of mutual interest.
General Manoj Pande showed up in Dhaka on Sunday evening for a four-day official visit. General Manoj Pande’s first foreign visit since taking over as Army Chief.
The Chief of Army Staff will speak to students and faculty at Defence Services Command & Staff College, Mirpur, on Tuesday.
He will then meet with representatives of the Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support and Operation Training (BIPSOT), a premier Bangladeshi institute that trains peacekeepers for various UN Peace Operations.
This will be accompanied by a visit to the Mirpur Bangabandhu Military Museum. On Tuesday, the Army Chief will also pay a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
According to a press release issued by the Indian High Commission in Dhaka, the visit of the Indian Army Chief will further enhance the close and fraternal ties that exist between the two countries’ Armed Forces.