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IAF chief embarks on 5-day visit to Bangladesh

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first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 21 (PTI) IAF Chief Arup Raha today left on a five-day visit to Bangladesh during which he will hold bilateral discussions to deepen defence cooperation.He will also handover to Bangladesh training aids related to aircraft systems.The visit is intended to take the existing defence cooperation between the armed forces of the two countries to the next level, an IAF statement said.The areas of cooperation at present include exchange in military training courses, exchange visits and joint sporting activities.During his stay in Bangladesh, the Chief of the Air Staff is scheduled to hold bilateral discussions with the three Service Chiefs of the Bangladesh Armed Forces at Dhaka.He will also call on the President and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh.The main focus of the visit will be on improving bilateral relations, promote defence ties and outline further areas of defence cooperation between the two countries.Air Chief Marshal Raha will also visit the air bases at Jessore, Bashar and Chittagong, National Defence College, Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) at Mirpur and Bangladesh Army Headquarters.During his visit to the Military Institute of Science and Technology, Raha shall be presenting training aids relating to aircraft systems as a goodwill gesture. PTI SAP KR SMN SC SMNlast_img read more