Army chiefs of Bangladesh, India discuss ways to enhance cooperation as part of comprehensive strategic partnership

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Visiting chief of Bangladesh Army General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed on Thursday held a meeting with chief of Indian Army Staff (COAS) General Manoj Pande and discussed ways to strengthen the defence cooperation between the two nations.

General Ahmed and General Pande also signed an implementing arrangement for the training of Peacekeepers deployed in the United Nations.

Bangladesh Army Chief General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed is on a three-day visit to India.

Gen Shafiuddin Ahmed, Gen Manoj Pande discuss ways to strengthen defence cooperation

Taking to its official Twitter handle, the Additional Directorate General of Public Information, IHQ of MoD (Army) of India stated, “General Manoj Pande #COAS extended a warm welcome to General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed #COAS, #Bangladesh Army and discussed ways to further strengthen the #DefenceCooperation between the two Armies.”

In another tweet, he said, “An Implementing Arrangement for training of Peacekeepers deployed in United Nations #Peacekeeping operations was also signed in presence of both the Chiefs.”

Earlier in the day, Bangladesh Army Chief General Ahmed received a Guard of Honour at South Block lawns in Delhi.

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In another tweet, IHQ of MoD (Army) stated, “General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed, Chief of Army Staff #COAS, #BangladeshArmy, laid a wreath at National War Memorial #NWM & received a Guard of Honour at the #SouthBlock. The General Officer is on a three-day visit to #India.”

According to the India’s Ministry of External Affairs, India and Bangladesh share bonds of history, language, culture, and a multitude of other commonalities.

The ties between the two nations reflect an all-encompassing partnership based on sovereignty, equality, trust, and understanding that goes far beyond a strategic partnership.

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