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12:00 AM, April 09, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:39 AM, April 09, 2021

Indian army chief arrives in Dhaka

Hands his Bangladeshi counterpart 100,000 vaccine doses as gift

Chief of Army Staff of Indian Army Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane handed over 100,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine as gift to Bangladesh Army Chief General Aziz Ahmed yesterday.

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine shots, produced in India, were handed over at the Army Headquarters in Dhaka, according to a statement of the ISPR.

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Gen Naravane arrived in Dhaka yesterday for a five-day visit on invitation from Bangladesh Army Chief Gen Aziz Ahmed.

Naravane is being accompanied by his spouse, Veena Naravane, and a two-member delegation, according to a statement of the Indian High Commission.

During his stay in Bangladesh, the Indian Army Chief is scheduled to pay courtesy calls to the Army, Navy, and acting Air Force chiefs of Bangladesh and meet other senior officers of the Bangladesh Army.

He will also be visiting various military stations and pay tribute to the members of the Bangladesh Armed Forces who made the supreme sacrifice during Bangladesh's Liberation War in 1971 by laying a wreath at the altar of Shikha Anirban in Dhaka Cantonment.

The Indian Army Chief will share his experience during the seminar on United Nations Peace Support Operations.

He will also witness the culmination exercise, hardware display, and closing ceremony of the joint military Exercise Shantir Ogroshena.

The visit of the Indian Army Chief will further strengthen the close and fraternal ties existing between the armed forces of the two countries, the statement said.


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