Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal, Chief of Bangladesh Navy, is currently on an
official visit to India to discuss with his Indian counterpart issues relating
to joint cooperative efforts like Coordinated Patrol along International
Maritime Boundary Line, bilateral exercise BONGO SAGAR, the conduct of naval
training and reciprocal visits of delegations.
During his week-long visit that began on Saturday, Admiral Iqbal will
interact with the Chief of Naval Staff, in addition to the Chief of Defence
Staff and other high ranking Indian government officials.
After Delhi, Admiral
to visit Mumbai
On completion of engagements in New Delhi, Admiral Iqbal is scheduled to
visit Mumbai, where he will meet with Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar, Flag Officer
Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command and visit the Flagship of Western
Naval Command. On completion of the Mumbai visit, the Admiral would proceed to
Defence Services Staff College, Wellington to witness training activities and
interact with Commandant DSSC, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.
India and Bangladesh share bonds of history, language, culture and
multitudes of other commonalities. The excellent bilateral ties reflect an all-
encompassing partnership based on sovereignty, equality, trust and
understanding, that goes beyond strategic ties. India and Bangladesh are
jointly celebrating Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Victory in Bangladesh
Liberation War and 1971 War this year.
A host of joint
of joint activities have been conducted which include reciprocal ship visits by
both Navies and participation in Republic Day Parade 2021 at New Delhi by
Bangladesh Armed Forces Contingent and gifting of WAR memorabilia. During the
last quarter of 2021, the conduct of Talks by Bangladesh War Veterans at Naval
War College & Indian Naval Academy and participation of Indian Armed Forces
contingent & Band in ‘Victory Day Celebrations’ in Bangladesh are planned.