Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh began a four-day-long visit to Bangladesh on Saturday with an aim to further consolidate maritime cooperation between the two countries.
During the visit, Admiral Singh will hold extensive talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury. .
Sources said the two navy chiefs are expected to deliberate on regional security scenario including China’s growing forays into the Indian Ocean region and its military assertiveness in the South China Sea.
“The visit is intended to consolidate and enhance the bilateral maritime relations between India and Bangladesh,” a Navy statement said.
Admiral Singh will visit several key military establishments including the Khulna Shipyard Limited, Bangladesh’s naval bases in Chattogram and Khulna and address cadets at the Bangladesh Naval Academy.