Air Chief to visit B’desh to strengthen defence ties

New Delhi, Feb. 21 (ANI): Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, is on a five-day official visit to Bangladesh beginning today to take the existing defence cooperation between the armed forces of the two countries to the next level.

The areas of cooperation presently include exchange of military training courses, exchange visits and joint sporting activities.

During his visit, Air Chief Marshal Raha is scheduled to hold bilateral discussions with the three Service Chiefs of the Bangladesh Armed Forces at Dhaka.

He will also call on Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

The main focus of the visit will be on improving bilateral relations, promote defence ties and outline further areas of defence cooperation between the two countries.

Air Chief Marshal Raha will also visit the Air Bases at Jessore, Bashar and Chittagong, the National Defence College, Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) at Mirpur and Bangladesh Army Headquarters.

During his visit to the Military Institute of Science and Technology, he shall be presenting several training aids relating to aircraft systems as a goodwill gesture.

The Air Chief’s visit would provide further impetus towards increasing defence cooperation between the two Air Forces and pave way for greater interaction in the future. (ANI)

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