In order to enhance military cooperation between India and Bangladesh and to deepen better military ties, Lt Gen M M Naravane, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, GOC-in-C Eastern Command visited Bangladesh from March 18 to 22 last.
This was stated in a defence press release issued on Saturday.
He commenced his tour on March 19 last by paying homage to the martyrs at a solemn ceremony in Dhaka.
He also visited Liberation War Museum and Banga Bandhu Memorial Museum, later and paid homage. Lt Gen M M Naravane called on Riva Ganguly Das, the Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh in Dhaka on the same day.
The Army commander attended a Mukti Jodha Scholarship felicitation ceremony as guest of honour and distributed scholarships to the heirs of the freedom fighters. The Mukti Jodha Scholarship scheme is named as ‘Notun India- Bangladesh Mukti Jodha Sontan Scholarship Scheme’.
Lt Gen M M Naravane also called on the service chiefs of Bangladesh Armed Forces, Gen Aziz Ahmed, Chief of Army Staff; Vice Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury, Chief of Naval Staff and Air Chief Marshal Massihuzzaman Serniabat, Chief of Air Staff.
The officers discussed various aspects of defence cooperation including the positive outcomes of various joint events/ expeditions being undertaken by the militaries of both the nations.
Lt Gen M M Naravane also interacted with Lt Gen Sheikh Mamun Khaled, Commandant, National Defence College Bangladesh and Maj Gen Anwarul Momen, Commandant, Bangladesh Military Academy and also visited various facilities of Bangladesh Military Academy.
The visit was a positive step towards enhancing the bilateral defence cooperation of both the countries, the release added.