Bangladesh seeks greater naval exchanges with India

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Bangladesh has sought greater training facilities for its naval officers and sailors in India and exchange of visits that would increase the professional skills of the personnel of both countries. President Mohammed Zillur Rahman made this point while receiving visiting Indian Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma here.

The president, as also Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, recalled India's "great contribution" in Bangladesh's war of libration in 1971, United News of Banghladesh (UNB) news agency reported.

Verma expressed his happiness at visiting Bangladesh's naval bases, including that in Chittagong.

He highly appreciated the performance and skill of Bangladesh naval officers and sailors, The Daily Star said Thursday.

Verma said Bangladesh people were 'hardworking', and expressed confidence that they would be able "to develop the country through dedication and determination".

"We'll be very happy to strengthen the relation and cooperation between the two neighbouring countries in the coming days," he said.

Verma, who is on a five-day visit here, appreciated the curriculum of the National Defence Staff College of Bangladesh.

Hasina said Bangladesh gives importance to friendly relations with all its neighbours including India.

She also congratulated Verma on India's winning the 2011 cricket World Cup.

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Rajeet Mitter was present on the occasion.


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BD seems to getting realized that, siding with India will give it a good standing in diplomatic community, at the same time will keep check on forces creating internal strife within BD.
 

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BD off late has been moving closer to India, this is a positive development and glad to see they have stopped feeding the anti-india trolls inside their country!
 

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Good move. Lets hope they maintain that posture. It is in everyone's interest.


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/\ /\ well its because of the present BD govt....they are very pro-India so guess relationship is booming
 

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Good to hear. The further the Indian influence spreads the better.
What surprises me with Bangladesh is that their Muslim when their between India and China so I would have assumed they would be Hindists or Buddhists.
 

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british partitioned bengal on religious lines.

divide and rule.
 

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Bangladesh's sees an enemy in Myanmar, there are already chances of war between the two nations. Bangladesh doesn't want India to side with Myanmar, a few months ago when there was a great strain between the two nations(Myanmar and Bangladesh), India decided to station her Air Force assets on NE front. This alarmed Bangladesh.
 

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