Dhaka: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Manoj Pande arrived in Dhaka last evening on a 3-day visit to Bangladesh.

Continuing with the excellent bilateral defence ties between India and Bangladesh, Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Pande will start his three-day long official visit today by laying a wreath at the Shikha Anirban today in Dhaka. It will be his tribute to the brave hearts who made the supreme sacrifice during the Liberation War of 1971.

During the day, the Army Chief will hold meetings with senior officials of the security establishment and exchange views on various defence-related issues. He will also pay tributes to Bangladesh’s Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at his Memorial in Dhanmondi in Dhaka.

On the second day of

the visit Chief of Army Staff will address the students and faculty of Defence Services Command & Staff College, Mirpur. He will thereafter visit and interact with the members of Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support and Operation Training (BIPSOT) which is a premier institute of Bangladesh which trains peacekeepers for employment in various UN Peace Operations. This will be followed by a visit to the Bangabandhu Military Museum at Mirpur.

This is the first foreign visit of General Manoj Pande after taking over as the Army Chief. The visit of the Army Chief will further deepen the bilateral relationships between the two Armies and act as a catalyst for closer coordination and cooperation between the two countries on a host of strategic issues. 

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