Bangladesh Army Chief leaves for New Delhi tomorrow

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Dhaka, Feb 23 (UNI) Bangladesh Army Chief General Moeen U Ahmed will leave for New Delhi tomorrow on a week-long visit to India.

The Army Chief would call on Indian leaders, including External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Defence Minister A K Anthony, during his stay in New Delhi from February 24-25.

Besides, he will meet the chiefs of the three services of the neighbouring country.

The Army Chief will be given six horses as a gift from India in a gesture of goodwill.

From Delhi, he will go on a visit to the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun.

He will also visit Ajmer Sharif and Goa.

On his way back home, he will meet West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee in Kolkata.

''This is a routine visit. Earlier, the Indian army chief visited Bangladesh,'' said the source.

He is expected to return home on March 1.

General Moeen was scheduled to go to India last year but had to postpone the trip due to back-to-back floods twice in the last fall.

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