Indian Army Chief arrives in Dhaka on a 6-day visit

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Dhaka, Jul 27 (UNI) Indian Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor arrived here this afternoon on a six-day tour aimed at improving bilateral ties and greater military interactions between the armed forces of the two countries.

General Kapoor accompanied by his wife Kirti Kapoor flew in at BAF tarmac at Kurmitola by a special aircraft of the Indian Air Force at 1520 hrs (local time). He is leading a four member military delegation.

Quarter Master General Lt Gen Mohammad Jahangir Alam Chowdhury received Gen Kapoor on behalf of Bangladesh Army Chief Gen Moeen U Ahmed. Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pinak Ranjan Chakrabarty was also present on the occassion.

During his visit Gen Kapoor will call on President Professor Dr Iajuddin Ahmed tomorrow.

The Indian army chief will also call on Army Chief Gen Moeen U Ahmed, Chief of Naval Staff Vice-Admiral Sarwar Jahan Nizam and Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal SM Ziaur Rahman the same day.

His itinerary includes placing wreath at Shikha Anirban and Bijoy Ketan in Dhaka Cantonment, National Museum, Defence Services Command and Staff College, Liberation War Memorial sites in Comilla, Liberation War Field and War Cemetery in Chittagong and Bangladesh Military Academy at Bhatiary, Chittagong.

Gen Kapoor is expected to leave Bangladesh on August 1.

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