President M Abdul Hamid on Saturday stressed the need for exchange of technology and training between Bangladesh and Indian armies for enhancing professional skills of the two forces, reports UNB.
The President came up with the remark when Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat met him at Bangabhaban in the afternoon.
President's Press Secretary Joynal Abedin briefed reporters after the meeting.
Welcoming the Indian Army chief, Abdul Hamid said the exchange of visit and holding joint exercises and training at army levels will play an important role in boosting relations between the armed forces.
He expressed gratitude for the heartfelt cooperation as well as assistance of the Indian people, including the Army, during Bangladesh’s Liberation War in 1971.
"Bangladesh and its people will remember the contributions of Indian Army and civilians to the Liberation War," said the President, adding that the prevailing excellent friendly relations between the two neighbouring countries will further strengthen in the future.
Bipin Rawat said the ties between the armed forces of India and Bangladesh are now excellent and the high-level meetings between the Armies of the two countries are yielding positive outcomes.
The Indian Army chief hoped that the exchange of trainings will further help establish a very good relation between the two countries.
Secretaries concerned to the President and Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla were present.