Indian Army Chief to visit Bangladesh tomorrow


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Apr 5, 2009
Indian army chief Bikram Singh to visit Bangladesh tomorrow

Dhaka: Indian army chief General Bikram Singh will arrive here tomorrow on a four-day tour to hold talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart on strengthening cooperation between the two armies, officials said today.

"Gen Bikram Singh is coming at the invitation of his Bangladesh counterpart Gen Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan," a spokesman of Bangladesh's Inter Service Public Relations told PTI.

In his maiden tour to Bangladesh since assuming charge of the Indian army nearly four months ago, Gen Singh will be accompanied by his wife Surjeet Kaur.

Indian High Commission here in a statement said, "Singh is no stranger to Bangladesh, having visited Bangladesh in 2011 as the Eastern Army Commander".

"Bangladesh is among his first visits abroad"¦ General Bikram Singh's visit will enhance friendship and bilateral co-operation between the two armies and is part of the tradition of regular high level exchanges between the Armed Forces of both countries," it said.

Former Indian army chief Gen VK Singh had visited the country in June last year when he took salute at a passing out ceremony at the Bangladesh Military Academy.


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