Air Chief Marshal Naik hopeful of defence co-operation with Bangladesh

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Bangalore, jan 22(ANI): The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik, on Friday assessed his visit to Bangladesh as a successful one with prospects of strengthening defence ties between the two countries.

Naik said this on the sidelines of the Air Chief Marshal L. M. Katre. Memorial Lecture that he delivered in Bangalore, which was was hosted by the Karnataka Chapter of Air Force Association, a forum of retired personnel of Indian Air Force.

His goodwill visit to Bangladesh was aimed at improving bilateral relations, promote defence ties and outline further areas of defence co-operation between the two countries, as well as to resolve pending issues through dialogue and understanding.

"The purpose of my visit to Bangladesh was to increase Air Force to Air Force cooperation, and it was very very successful. They were so friendly and so courteous and now we have to plan ways and means of increasing our cooperation with our neighbouring Air Force," Naik said.

During his visit to Bangladesh, he met President Zillur Rahman and all the three Service Chiefs of the Armed Forces of the country.

He also mentioned that he had detailed interactions with Air Marshal S.M. Ziaur Rahman, CAS Bangladesh.

The CAS also visited National Defence College, Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) at Mirpur, Naval Headquarters and Army Headquarters in Bangladesh. (ANI)

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