Bangladesh visit constructive, says Army Chief

August 1st, 2008 - 11:28 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, August 1 (ANI): Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor, who returned after a four day visit to Bangladesh today, called the visit very fruitful and his engagements with the top Bangladesh military officials as ”very constructive”.

The visit was on invitation of the Bangladesh Army Chief General Moeen U. Ahmed who had recently visited India.

The Army Chief called on Prof Lajuddin Ahmed, the President and also held interactions with the Army, Navy and the Air Chiefs of Bangladesh.

The discussions dwelt mainly on the regional security between the two countries. The two countries already have an ongoing military training exchange programme under which significant numbers of military personnel from the two countries are attending training courses at each other’’s military institutions.

During the visit, General Kapoor was briefed in detail on the curricula and shown training facilities at the Bangladesh Military Academy (BMA); the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) and the National Defence College (NDC).

The Army Chief also had constructive discussions with his counterpart on the issue of India’’s North Eastern militant groups using Bangladeshi territory to evade Indian Security Forces and perpetuate terror from there.

While touring Dacca, Comilla, Chittagong and Rangamati, General Kapoor visited various active Army formations of Bangladesh Army and met their commanders and staff.

He also paid homage to the Indian World War-II martyrs at Comilla and at the Bangladesh War Memorial.

The mutual interactions and professional engagements of the members of the Indian Army delegation led by Chief of the Army Staff, General Deepak Kapoor, with their Bangladeshi counterparts, are expected to promote professional military ties and further the military to military cooperation between the two countries. (ANI)

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