Chief of Naval staff of Bangladesh Navy Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed is on an
official visit to India from August 28 to 30. The visit is aimed at
consolidating bilateral naval relations between India and Bangladesh and to
explore new avenues for naval cooperation.
The Chief of Naval Staff, Bangladesh Navy will hold bilateral discussions
with Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the
Naval Staff and other senior officials of the Indian Navy on 28 August 2017.
The Admiral is also scheduled to meet Chief of the Air Staff, and will also
call on defense minister Arun Jaitley, 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.
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
2017, which is being held under the IONS construct.