Indian navy chief Verma passes busy day in capital

Indian navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma paid tribute to armed force members who braced martyrdom during war of independence in 1971 by placing bouquet of flowers at Shikha Anirban at the Armed Forces Headquarters in Dhaka Cantonment this (Monday) morning.

He also made courtesy calls on Bangladesh Army chief Gen Md Abdul Mubeen at the Army Headquarters.

Later, he met with navy chief Vice Admiral Z U Ahmed at the Naval Headquarters at Banani, airforce chief Air Marshal Shah Md Ziaur Rahman at the Air Headquarters and acting PSO of the Armed Forces Division Commodore S A M A Abedin.

On his arrival at the Naval Headquarters, Verma was given guard of honour by a contingent of Bangladesh Navy.

He exchanged pleasantries with the chiefs of the three services and the AFD PSO and discussed various matters relating to interests of both countries` armed forces.

Verma was accompanied by an Indian naval officer and the defense adviser and the assistant defense adviser to the Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka.

The Indian Navy Chief will visit various naval structures in Khulna and Chittagong during his five-day stay.

He will also visit the Sunderbans before leaving Dhaka on April 7, said an ISPR release.


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