New Delhi. 14 September 2023. Admiral M Nazmul Hassan, Chief of the Naval Staff, Bangladesh Navy, is on a five days official visit to India, from 12-16 Sep 23. During the visit he is scheduled to meet the Chief of the Defence Staff, Chief of the Naval Staff, Defence Secretary, Foreign Secretary in addition to other high ranking GoI officials.

Adm Hassan laid Wreath and paid tribute at the National War Memorial on 13 Sep 23 followed by a meeting with Adm R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff at the South Block where he was accorded a ceremonial Guard of Honour. Both the naval principals discussed issues related to enhancement of cooperation in the field of operations, training, Information exchange and participation in multilateral constructs.

During the bilateral interactions, cooperation issues, like Coordinated Patrol along International Maritime Boundary Line, bilateral exercise BONGOSAGAR, conduct of Naval Training and reciprocal visits of delegations are likely to be discussed.

On completion of engagements in New Delhi, Admiral M Nazmul Hassan is scheduled to visit Mumbai, where he would interact with the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command and also visit an indigenously constructed Indian Naval Ship.

India and Bangladesh share bonds of history, language, culture and multitudes of other commonalities. The excellent bilateral ties reflect an all-encompassing partnership based on sovereignty, equality, trust and understanding, that goes beyond strategic ties.