• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

Parrikar arrives in Bangladesh on first visit

By PTI
|

Dhaka, Nov 30: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today arrived here on a two-day visit to Bangladesh during which he will meet the top civil and military leadership to strengthen defence ties between the two countries.

Parrikar, the first Indian defence minister to Bangladesh in the last 45 years, was greeted by Bangladesh Defence Forces' Principal Staff Officer Lt Gen Md Mahfuzur Rahman and other government officials.

Parrikar arrives in Bangladesh

The defence minister is leading an 11-member high-powered delegation. According to an army press release here, Parrikar will meet President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during his stay in the country.

He is also scheduled to meet with the prime minister’s defence and security advisor Maj Gen Tarique Ahmed Siddique (retd) for bilateral talks.

Parrikar, who is accompanied by the Vice Chiefs of the Army and Air Force, Deputy Chief of Navy besides Coast Guard chief, is scheduled to visit the military academy in Chittagong tomorrow.

Read More: Will write about Defence Ministry stint in memoirs: Manohar Parrikar

The Indian military officials will also meet with the heads of Bangladesh's Army, Navy and Air Forces to discuss ways to improve military cooperation.

Top Defence Ministry officials in New Delhi had said the focus of the trip was to deepen security ties and firm up a defence cooperation agreement that is likely to be signed when Prime Minister Hasina visits India next month.

PTI

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more