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India working for regional peace: Parrikar

Terming terrorism as a global problem, visiting Indian Defence Minister Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar said India has been working to establish peace in the region.

The Indian minister said this while paying a courtesy call on President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban this afternoon.

Welcoming the minister to Bangabhaban, Abdul Hamid said Bangladesh maintains zero tolerance policy in combating terrorism in all its forms. He expressed condolences for the dastardly terrorist attack on army base at Uri, Kashmir and attacks on the Indian Air Force Base at Pathankot.

The President's Press Secretary Joynal Abedin briefed reporters after the meeting. Mentioning that Bangladesh and India enjoy excellent bilateral relations, Abdul Hamid said the relations are expanding gradually.

He urged the minister to send more Indian military officials to Bangladesh for training with a view to increasing relations between the armed forces of the two countries.

The Bangladesh President recalled with gratitude the contribution of people and the government of India in country's Liberation War in 1971. Many valiant soldiers of Indian defence forces embraced martyrdom in the war.

Manohar Parrikar stressed the need for taking joint efforts to enhance defence relations between India and Bangladesh.

Secretaries concerned to the President were present.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)