Indian Air Force Chief visits Bangladesh

Published: Feb 22, 2021, 5:11 pm IST

The Samikhsya Bureau

NEW DELHI: Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), embarked on an official goodwill visit to Bangladesh on Monday.

The CAS is visiting neighbouring Bangladesh on an invitation from Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat, Chief of Air Staff, Bangladesh Air Force (BAF), Ministry of Defence stated.

Chief of Air Staff of Bangladesh recently represented his country at the Chiefs’ of Air Staff Conclave 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 Ministry maintained.

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 Ministry hoped.