New Delhi, Indian Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh on Saturday embarked for Bangladesh on a 4-day tour in a bid to consolidate and enhance the bilateral maritime relations between both the nations. During his visit, Admiral Singh will hold bilateral discussions with Bangladesh Navy Chief Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury and other senior government officials, an Indian Navy spokesperson said.
The Navy Chief will visit the Khulna Shipyard Limited at Bangladesh naval bases in Chattogram and Khulna and will also address cadets at the Bangladesh Naval Academy (BNA). In addition, he will also participate in the first anniversary celebration of Bangladesh Institute of Maritime Research and Development (BIMRAD).
The Bangladesh Navy is an active member of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) and is a member of all three working groups, viz Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR), Maritime Security and ‘Information Sharing and Interoperability’.
The Indian Navy regularly interacts with Bangladesh Navy through the medium of Staff Talks, Annual Defence Dialogue and other operational interactions which includes Port visits, Passage Exercises, Training, Ship Design and Ship Building cooperation besides regular participation by Indian Navy serving and retired officers in Victory Day Celebrations held in Bangladesh to commemorate ‘ Liberation War ‘ of 1971.