Indian army chief arrives in Dhaka Thursday

Indian army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane arrive in Dhaka on Thursday for a five-day visit on invitation from his counterpart General Aziz Ahmed.

Naravane is accompanied by his spouse Veena Naravane and a two member delegation, the Indian High Commission in Dhaka said. 

He will have courtesy calls to the Army, Navy and acting Air Force Chiefs of Bangladesh and meet other senior officers of the Bangladesh Army. He will also be visiting various military stations. 

The Indian Army Chief will also pay tribute to members of the Bangladesh Armed Forces who made the supreme sacrifice during Bangladesh’s Liberation War of 1971 by laying wreath at the altar of Shikha Anirban in Dhaka Cantonment. 

He will share his experience during the seminar on United Nations Peace Support Operations. He will also witness the culmination exercise, hardware display and closing ceremony of the joint military exercise 'Shantir Ogroshena'.  

"Visit of the Indian Army Chief will further strengthen the close and fraternal ties existing between the Armed Forces of the two countries," the High Commission said.