Bangladesh army chief leaves for India visit

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Dhaka, Feb 24 (UNI) Bangladesh Army Chief General Moeen U Ahmed left here today for New Delhi on a week-long visit to India.

He left by Jet Air at 12:05 pm (local time), nearly three-hours after the scheduled flight time as the aircraft landed delayed at Zia International aiport.

In New Delhi the Bangla Army Chief would call on External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Defence Minister A K Antony on February 24 and 25.

Besides, General Moeen will meet the Chiefs of the three services in the Indian capital.

He will be given six horses as gift from India as a gesture of goodwill.

Gen Moeen will also visit 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 Bhattacharya in Kolkata.

Gen Moeen is expected to return home on March 1.

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

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