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COAS General MM Naravane commences visit to Bangladesh

 

Keeping up with the tradition of strong bilateral and defence ties between India and Bangladesh, General MM Naravane, Chief of the Army Staff has proceeded on a visit to Bangladesh from 8th to 12th April 2021.

General Naravane's visit is even more special as it comes in the times of Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebrations, which mark 50 years of the liberation of Bangladesh.

The Itinerary of General Naravane's visit:-

  1. General Naravane will pay tributes to the martyrs of the Liberation War by laying a wreath at the Shikha Anirban on 08 April 2021.
  2. This will be followed by one to one meetings with the three Service Chiefs of Bangladesh's Armed Forces.
  3. General Naravane will also visit the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Museum in Dhanmondi, where he will pay tributes to Bangladesh's founding father.
  4. He will interact with Bangladesh's Minister of Foreign Affairs on 11 April 2021 at Bangladesh Army's Multipurpose Complex in Dhaka where he will attend a seminar on UN Peace Support Operations and deliver a keynote address on "Changing Nature of Global Conflicts: Role of UN Peacekeepers".
  5. The COAS is also scheduled to interact with the Force Commanders of the United Nations Missions in Mali, South Sudan and the Central African Republic and the Deputy Chief Operations Officer of the Royal Bhutanese Army on 12 April 2021.
  6. He will also attend the closing ceremony of Exercise Shantir Ogrosena, a multilateral UN-mandated counterterrorism exercise comprising the Armed Forces of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka along with observers from the US, UK, Turkey and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia among others.
  7. The COAS will also witness the innovations of the Bangladeshi Armed Forces personnel during the Hardware Display.
  8. The Chief will interact with the members of the Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support and Training Operations (BIPSOT) during the last leg of his visit.

#Bangladesh #ManojMukundNaravane
08-April-2021
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PM performs Pooja at Jeshoreshwari Kali Shaktipeeth

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi began the second day of his two-day visit to Bangladesh by taking the blessings of Goddess Kali.

PM Modi performed pooja at the Jeshoreshwari Kali Shaktipeeth in Satkhira, which is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths in the Puranic tradition. Prime Minister also placed handmade mukut, made of silver with gold plating on Goddess Kali. This mukut was made over three weeks by a local artisan.

The Prime Minister also announced grant for construction of a community hall-cum cyclone shelter attached to the temple. This structure would be used by the devotees during the Annual Kali Pooja and Mela of the temple and would also be used by broader community of all faiths as a storm shelter and community facility.

#Bangladesh #NarendraModi
27-March-2021
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PM Modi to go on first foreign visit since COVID outbreak

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Bangladesh on 26th and 27th March at the invitation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

This visit is in connection with the commemoration of three epochal events - Mujib Borsho, the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; 50 years of the establishment of diplomatic ties between India and Bangladesh; and 50 years of Bangladesh's war of liberation. PM Modi had last visited Bangladesh in 2015.

During the visit, the Prime Minister will attend the National Day programme of Bangladesh on March 26th, as the guest of honour.

The programme of the Prime Minister, apart from holding bilateral consultations with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also includes a call on the President of Bangladesh Md. Abdul Hamid. Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr A.K. Abdul Momen will call on the Prime Minister.

The visit of the Prime Minister to Bangladesh will be the first visit to a foreign country since the outbreak of the COVID pandemic. This highlights the priority India attaches to Bangladesh, stated a release from the Prime Minister's office.

#Bangladesh #NarendraModi
17-March-2021
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CAS on visit to Bangladesh

 

Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, PVSM AVSM VM ADC Chief of the Air Staff, embarked on an official goodwill visit to Bangladesh today on an invitation from Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat, BBP, OSP, NDU, PSC Chief of Air Staff, Bangladesh Air Force (BAF), a release by Ministry of Defence stated today.

Chief of Air Staff Bangladesh recently represented his country at the Chiefs' of Air Staff Conclave 21 at Air Force Station Yelahanka where he led a delegation to Aero India 2021 earlier this month at Bengaluru.

During the course of the four-day visit, the CAS and delegation are scheduled to interact with senior dignitaries and visit key operational bases of BAF. They will discuss the progress made in areas of shared interests and explore avenues to further mutual military cooperation, the release said.

The visit of the CAS to Bangladesh comes at a significant period for both Bangladesh and Indian Armed Forces as the two celebrate 50 years of the 1971 war. It will enhance the existing professional ties and bonds of friendship between the two Air Forces, the release added.

#Bangladesh #IndianAirforce
22-February-2021
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Bangladesh Navy Ship Prottoy visits Mumbai

 

Bangladesh Navy Ship (BNS) Prottoy was on a visit to Mumbai from 14th to 15th February 2021.

The ship commanded by Captain Ahamed Amin Abdullah with a crew of 137 personnel was docked at Mumbai Port Trust, a release issued by the Ministry of Defence said.

Due to COVID-19 imposed restrictions, routine courtesy call-ons, social get-togethers, exchange visits and other sports fixtures between the visitors and host naval personnel were avoided.

This visit of BNS Prottoy to Mumbai is significant in the backdrop that the two countries celebrated 50 years of Bangladesh independence recently. To commemorate the occasion, for the first time, a marching contingent and military band from Bangladesh participated in India’s Republic Day Parade. Since the formation of Bangladesh, both India and Bangladesh have come a long way in nurturing strategic and defence relationships and these bonds are gradually growing in mutual trust and confidence, the release added.


Bangladesh Navy Ship (BNS) Prottoy was on a visit to Mumbai from 14th to 15th February 2021.

The ship commanded by Captain Ahamed Amin Abdullah with a crew of 137 personnel was docked at Mumbai Port Trust, a release issued by the Ministry of Defence said.

Due to COVID-19 imposed restrictions, routine courtesy call-ons, social get-togethers, exchange visits and other sports fixtures between the visitors and host naval personnel were avoided.

This visit of BNS Prottoy to Mumbai is significant in the backdrop that the two countries celebrated 50 years of Bangladesh independence recently. To commemorate the occasion, for the first time, a marching contingent and military band from Bangladesh participated in India’s Republic Day Parade. Since the formation of Bangladesh, both India and Bangladesh have come a long way in nurturing strategic and defence relationships and these bonds are gradually growing in mutual trust and confidence, the release added.

#Bangladesh #MinistryofDefence
16-February-2021
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India, Bangladesh strengthen bond with Vaccine Maitri

 

India has sent a gift of 2 million doses of Made in India COVID-19 vaccines to Bangaladesh today.

In a tweet, Union External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar wrote,

"Touchdown in Dhaka.

Vaccine Maitri reaffirms the highest priority accorded by India to relations with Bangladesh."

#Bangladesh #COVID19Vaccine
21-January-2021

NIA Hyderabad files chargesheet in International Human Trafficking Case

NIA filed has filed chargesheet against 12 accused, including 9 Bangladeshi Nationals in an International Human Trafficking Case in the NIA Special Court at Hyderabad. 

The case (RC-3/2019/NIA/HYD: Human Trafficking Case of Pahadishareef PS) was filed on Saturday (17th of October 2020) under various sections the IPC, The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956 and the Foreigners Act, 1946.  

The 12 chargesheeted accused are as follows:  

(i) Abdul Barik Shaik r/o Bangladesh (absconding)

(ii) Ruhul Amin Dhali r/o West Bengal,  

(iii) Asad Hasan r/o Maharashtra,  

(iv) Mohd Yousuf Khan r/o Bangladesh,  

(v) Bithi Begum r/o Bangladesh,  

(vi) Mohd Rana Hussain r/o Bangladesh,  

(vii) Shareeful Shaik, r/o Maharashtra,  

(viii) Mohammed Al Mamun r/o Bangladesh,  

(ix) Sojib Shaik Bangladesh,  

(x) Suresh Kumar Das r/o Bangladesh,  

(xi) Mohd Abdulla Munshi r/o Bangladesh  

(xii) Mohd Ayub Shaik, Bangladesh.  

The case was initially registered as a crime under section 370A (2) of the IPC, 1860 and Sections 3, 4, 5 of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act on 21st September 2019 at Pahadishareef PS, Hyderabad, following the arrest of 10 human traffickers by Police on the same day from two brothels at Jalpally village, Balapur, Ranga Reddy District and Mahimood colony, Balapur, in Hyderabad.  

Four young Bangladeshi girls were rescued from the brothels and several digital devices, fake Indian identity documents and other incriminating material were seized.  

The investigation by NIA established that the arrested accused were associates of Ruhul Amin Dhali and Abdul Barik Sheikh who illegally trafficked young girls from Bangladesh to India and vice versa. Ruhul Amin Dhali was already arrested by NIA on 12th December 2019 in another case. The investigation further revealed that there were money transfers between Ruhul Amin Dhali and Abdul Barik Shaik as commission paid to the former for trafficking across the borders.  

Ruhul Amin Dhali and other 10 arrested accused had illegally entered India in 1980s and established a prostitution racket along with Yusuf Khan and Bithi Begum (husband and wife) in various parts of India.  

The 12 accused hatched a criminal conspiracy along with their associates in Bangladesh to look for young Bangladeshi girls in the age-group of 19-25 years and bring them to India by crossing Sonai River and via Kolkata and then take them to various destinations in India including Mumbai and Hyderabad.  

These girls are lured with the promise of lucrative jobs and a better quality of life in India. They are also provided fake Indian identity documents and are eventually forced into prostitution.  

The rescued young girls are presently at shelter homes in Hyderabad and the arrested accused are in judicial custody in Hyderabad.  

Further investigation is underway in the case. 

#Bangladesh #HumanTrafficking #India #NIA
18-October-2020

Second edition of Exercise Bongosagar commences today

The second edition of Indian Navy (IN) – Bangladesh Navy (BN) Bilateral Exercise Bongosagar is scheduled to commence in Northern Bay of Bengal on today (3rd October 2020). 

Exercise Bongosagar, whose first edition was held in 2019, is aimed at developing inter-operability and joint operational skills through conduct of a wide spectrum of maritime exercises and operations, a government release said. 

In this edition of Exercise Bongosagar, ships from both navies will participate in surface warfare drills, seamanship evolutions and helicopter operations. 

This exercise will be followed by the 3rd edition of IN - BN Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) in Northern Bay of Bengal from 4 to 5 October 2020, wherein IN and BN units will undertake joint patrolling along the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL). Conduct of CORPATs has strengthened understanding between both the navies and instituted measures to stop conduct of unlawful activities, the release informed. 

Indian Naval Ship (INS) Kiltan, an indigenously built Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette and INS Khukri, an indigenously built Guided-Missile Corvette are participating along with Bangladesh Naval Ship (BNS) Abu Bakr, a Guided-Missile Frigate and BNS Prottoy, a Guided-Missile Corvette. In addition to ships, Maritime Patrol Aircraft from both navies and integral helicopter(s) would also be participating in the exercise, the release added. 

#Bangladesh #India #Bongosagar #IndianNavy
03-October-2020

India flags off 10 railway locomotives to Bangladesh

India today handed over 10 railway locomotives to Bangladesh, reflecting its focus on "neighbourhood first" policy.

#Bangladesh #India #Locomotives
27-July-2020

Ease in movement of goods in NE

A historic milestone in India-Bangladesh connectivity & economic partnership. First ever container cargo from Kolkata reaches Agartala via Chattogram port.

#Bangladesh #NorthEast #Tripura #Chattogram #Kolkata
23-July-2020