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Army delegation embarks on weeklong tour to India

 News Desk

 Published: 12:34 PM, 27 November 2018   Updated: 01:20 PM, 27 November 2018

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A 50-member delegation of Bangladesh Army is now on a weeklong tour to India in continuation of high-level defence cooperation between Armed Forces of Bangladesh and India. 

The delegation will visit Delhi, Agra, Kolkata and Churulia- the birth place of famous poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. 

This is a significant milestone in the history of bilateral relations as this is first of its kind visit wherein 25 mid-level officers of Bangladesh Army, each accompanied by their spouses, are visiting India (November 26 to December 2), said the Indian High Commission in Dhaka on Monday. 

The visit began on Monday in the most befitting manner as two Indian Air forces aircraft airlifted the entire delegation from Dhaka to Delhi, said the High Commission. 

The delegation will travel in the specially designated Indian Air force aircraft for the complete duration of the visit concluding in Dhaka on December 2. 

The visit was suggested by the Bangladesh Army Chief during a meeting with Indian Army Chief during his first visit and was promptly agreed to by the Indian government.

The visit is aimed to enhance people-to-people in the background of enriched common cultural heritage.