Indian army chief calls on President Hamid

DHAKA, April 1, 2017 (BSS) - President M Abdul Hamid today stressed the need for exchange of technology and training at the army level between Bangladesh and India for enhancing professional standard of the forces.

The President was talking to new Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat who made a courtesy call on him at Bangabhaban here this afternoon, President's Press Secretary Joynal Abedin told BSS.

Welcoming the Indian Army Chief, Abdul Hamid said exchange of visits and holding joint exercises and training would play a role to boost the relations between the armed forces of the two countries.

President Hamid expressed gratitude for the heartfelt cooperation as well as assistances of the Indian people including the army during the Liberation War, 1971.

"Bangladesh and its people will remember the contribution of Indian army and civilians to the Liberation War," the President categorically said adding the prevailing excellent friendly relations between the two neighbouring countries would further strengthen in days ahead.

Indian Army General Bipin Rawat said the ties between the armed forces of India and Bangladesh are excellent.

He apprised the President that the high-level meeting of the Armies of the two countries is yielding very positive output.

The Indian army chief hoped that the exchange of training would further increase and help establish very good relations between the two countries.

Secretaries concerned to the President and Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla were present.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)