Admiral Karambir Singh, PVSM, AVSM, ADC,Chief of the Naval Staff will visit Bangladesh from 21 to 24 September 2019. The visit is intended to consolidate and enhance the bilateral maritime relations between India and Bangladesh.
During his visit, the CNS will hold bilateral discussions with Adm Aurangzeb Chowdhury, Chief of the Naval Staff, Bangladesh Navy, Service Chiefs and other senior Government officials.
CNS will be conducted for a tour of the Khulna Shipyard Limited, BN naval bases in Chattogram and Khulna and will also address cadets at the Bangladesh Naval Academy (BNA). In addition, he will participate in the first anniversary celebration of Bangladesh Institute of Maritime Research and Development (BIMRAD).
The Bangladesh Navy is an active member of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) and is a member of all three working groups, viz Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR), Maritime Security and ‘Information Sharing and Interoperability’.
The Indian Navy regularly interacts with Bangladesh Navy through the medium of Staff Talks, Annual Defence Dialogue and other operational interactions which includes Port visits, Passage Exercises, Training, Ship Design and Ship Building cooperation besides regular participation by Indian Navy serving and retired officers in Victory Day Celebrations held in Bangladesh to commemorate ‘ Liberation War ‘ of 1971.