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General Suhag meets Bangladeshi Army chief to boost military ties

Dhaka: Indian army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag held talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart to boost military cooperation, days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the country and sealed crucial deals to strengthen bilateral ties. General Suhag, who wrapped up his two-day Bangladesh tour on Tuesday, met Bangladeshi army chief General Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan here yesterday and "discussed matters of bilateral training of two friendly armies and professional issues," the defence ministry here said in a statement. The army chief today also reviewed as Chief Guest the passing out parade at the Bangladesh Military Academy (BMA) near the southeastern port city of Chittagong. He distributed awards to the outstanding cadets of the 72 BMA Long Course and 43 BMA Special Course. Earlier, he paid homage to the matyred Bangladesh soldiers of 1971 Liberation War offering wreaths at Shikha Anirban in Dhaka Cantonment. General Suhag was the second Indian army chief to visit Bangladesh since his predecessor General Bikram Singh's tour in 2012. Defence analysts said the Indian army chief's tour would boost bilateral military ties and enhance cooperation to counter the threats posed by terrorism. India has been holding direct army-to-army staff talks with Bangladesh since 2009 to chalk out future cooperation between the two armed forces. PTI

Updated : 17 Jun 2015 7:05 AM GMT
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