• Tue. Jun 18th, 2024

Indian Air Force Chief meets Bangladesh PM at Dhaka

The CAS Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari is on an official visit to Bangladesh. On his arrival, he called on the PM of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina.

Issues of mutual interest and furthering avenues of Defence Co- operation between the two nations were discussed.

Earlier during his visit, he also paid tribute to the members of the Bangladesh Armed Forces, who made the supreme sacrifice during the Liberation War of 1971 by laying wreath at the War Memorial and Bangabandhu Memorial Museum.

He also called on Chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air Force, as well as the PSOs of Air Force Division.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that co- operation between Bangladesh and India is necessary as they are close-door neighbours.

She said this when the visiting Chief of the Air Staff of India Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari called on her at her Sangsad Bhaban office here.

Mentioning that poverty is the main enemy in this region, Sheikh Hasina said that maximum resources are being spent to alleviate poverty.

During the courtesy call on, she also told the Indian air chief that Bangladesh has established Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Aviation and Aerospace University (BSMRAAU) where new human resources are being developed.

The Indian air chief has assured the premier of extending all types of co- operation.

Talking about the “Forces Goal-2030” of Bangladesh, Vivek Ram Chaudhari said that they have taken initiative to conduct joint exercise alongside extending co- operation on training to Bangladesh Airforce personnel.

He also said that India is ready to extend all types of co- operation for the betterment of Bangladesh Air Force .

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