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Indian Army chief to visit Bangladesh second time in a month

  • Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2017-04-20 23:50:56 BdST

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File Photo: Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat arrives in Dhaka airport on Mar 31, 2017.

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat is visiting Dhaka again from Apr 27 to 30, the Times of India reports.

The second visit in a month would follow Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina trip to India from Apr 7 to 10 when both sides signed agreements to strengthen defence relations.

File Photo: Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat meets Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Ganabhaban during his Mar 31-Apr 2 visit.

File Photo: Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat meets Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Ganabhaban during his Mar 31-Apr 2 visit.

India also offered a new $500 million line of credit to Bangladesh for defence purchase based on, what Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, Dhaka’s own priorities and needs.

Citing sources, the ToI said Gen Rawat would discuss the different steps being taken to build military-to-military ties during his visit.

Earlier he visited Dhaka from Mar 31 to Apr 2.