Friday, July 25, 2008

Army chief to visit Bangladesh

Press Release from the Army: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Deepak Kapoor will be proceeding on a reciprocal goodwill visit to Bangladesh from 28-31 Jul 08 on the personal invitation of COAS, Bangladesh Army. The visit assumes special significance in the light of improving military cooperation between the two countries in consonance with our growing relationship with Bangladesh.

There have been limited high level visits between the two countries in the past. The last visit to Bangladesh by Indian Army Chief was in the year 2000. The recent visit of Bangladesh Army Chief to India in Feb 08 and our war veteran delegation to Bangladesh in Mar 08 have indicated a desire to add further impetus to work towards building a mutually beneficial Defence Cooperation.

Bangladesh and India share a very special and important relationship. The friendship between the two countries is based on common ideals and principles, arising from a significant legacy of historical linkages. Both the countries have been working together in various economic and trade developments to benefit from each other.

Military-to-Military Cooperation between Bangladesh and Indian Armed Forces encompasses exchange of high and medium level visits, availing of training courses in each other's training institutions, witnessing of designated exercises by military observers from both sides and sports activities. During the visit, the COAS will be interacting with Bangladesh President and Armed Forces hierarchy. In addition, he will be visiting their important training establishments and field formations.

The COAS's visit will further cement our defence relationship with Bangladesh and add impetus to our defence cooperation by enhancing interaction in the fields of training, exchanges and joint-man-ship.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good news!! Time we make our own "string of pearls" against the Chinese expansions.

We need to convert more friendly countries to military and strategic allies. Friendship in commerce/tourism alone are not enough.

A change in foreign policy to allow provisions of arms, money, training to these countries in exchange our presence in their country and their future military co-operation is absolutely necessary. Time to think of ourselves are regional leaders.. not ex-british-slaves

Anonymous said...

there r pushing terrorists and migrants which occasionally double up as isi recruits..i am a pessimist..

Anonymous said...

me too anon@6.59 PM. No use talking to these rascals. chinese,pakis and bangladeshis are having a game plan! nepalis may join sooner or later! Ask US to blow up ISI head qtres with hellfire missiles fired from UAVs in the name of elimination of taliban!

Anonymous said...

agree with anon @ 6:07

it is time for india to stop sucking on mommies teats and man up. the corrupt, short-sighted and inept indian army doesn't even want to touch the arjun tanks, why not sell these to our neighbors? or other weapons and platforms for that matter? we need to be actively seeking construction of bases in these countries.

ultimately though it is our "chalta hai" attitude that is to blame. if us educated lot took the initiative to go and VOTE we would already win half the battle.

Anonymous said...

Exactly... do u see any superpower with a "chalta hai" attitude?

They have a say, an opinion about everything and everyone. They deliberate themselves with affairs of other countries.

They have an active foreign policy which looks beyond their own domestic issues, impose sanctions on other, proactively attack countries which they "fear" may be future enemies, making their own law and justification and let the world comply with THAT.