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Indian army chief leaves for home

Sun Online Desk     2nd April, 2017 08:43:38 printer

Indian army chief leaves for home

Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat left Dhaka for home wrapping up his three-day official visit to Bangladesh. 

Bangladesh army's logistics area commander Major General Ataul Hakim Sarwar Hasan saw him off at air force's Base Bangabandhu at Kurmitola in the capital, an ISPR press release said. 

Being accompanied by his wife Madhulika Rawat, the Indian army chief arrived here with a four-member delegation on March 31 at the invitation of his Bangladesh counterpart General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq. 

"This visit is a part of the ongoing high-level exchanges between the Armed Forces of both countries," an Indian High Commission press release earlier said. 

During the visit, Rawat paid courtesy calls on President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and held talks with chiefs of three armed services and the principal staff officer (PSO) of the Armed Forces Division.

He visited some military establishments and 1971 time battle fields in northwestern region where his battalion, Indian army's 5/11 GR, fought with distinction.