Bangladesh Naval Chief on 3-days India visit to boost defence ties
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 29-Aug-2017

New Delhi, August 29: The Chief of Naval Staff of the Bangladesh Navy, Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed, is on three days official visit to India. He called on defence minister Arun Jaitley and discussed ways to further broaden bilateral security cooperation on Monday.

The visit is aimed at consolidating bilateral naval relations between India and Bangladesh and to explore new avenues for naval cooperation. Bangladesh Naval Chief will hold bilateral discussions with Admiral Sunil Lanba. The Admiral is also scheduled to meet Chief of the Air Staff, and will also call on the NSA and Defence Secretary as part of his official meetings in New Delhi.

“The Admiral is also scheduled to proceed to Visakhapatnam where he will be visiting various naval establishments, including INS Kalinga, INS Karna and INS Satavahana," the Navy said in a statement.

Naval cooperation between India and Bangladesh has been traditionally strong, encompassing a wide span which includes operational interactions through Training, Port Calls, Passage Exercises along with Capability Building and Capacity Augmentation initiatives.

Bangladesh Navy is also the present Chair of the Indian Ocean Symposium (IONS), which is a Multilateral Maritime Cooperation platform launched by the Indian Navy. Bangladesh Navy is also scheduled to conduct an International Multilateral Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise titled IMMSAREX in November, which is being held under the IONS construct.