Indian Air Force Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria arrived here on a three-day visit at the invitation of Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Sarniabat, Chief of the Air Force of Bangladesh (BAF). The visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 26 and 27 March to celebrate the independence of Bangladesh The 50th year precedes a planned visit to Bangladesh to engage in 50 years of diplomatic relations between India and Bangladesh.
The Indian Air Force Chief is accompanied by a two-member delegation. The Chief of the Indian Air Force said that the press release of the High Commission of India said here that the Chief of the Indian Air Force will pay courtesy to the Air Force and the Chief of the Army of Bangladesh.
Will pay courtesy to Army Chief
The Indian Air Force Chief, who arrived here on Monday afternoon, will pay tribute to the father of the nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, during a visit to the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhanmondi. He will also pay tribute to the members of the Bangladesh Armed Forces, who made the supreme sacrifice during the liberation struggle in 1971. He will garland the Shikha Anirban altar in Dhaka Cantonment.
The Chief of the Indian Air Force will pay courtesy call to the Air Force and Army Chief of Bangladesh and will meet other senior officers of the BAF. Bhadoria will also visit major BAF airports across the country during his stay here.
The statement said that it is a matter of pride for the Chiefs of the Indian Armed Forces and Air Force as they are alumni of 18th Air Staff Course at Defense Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) in Bhadoria, Mirpur, Dhaka. It said that the Indian Air Force chief will also be inducted into the 'Mirpur Hall of Fame' in DSCAC with this visit. The Indian Mission of Dhaka said that the visit would further strengthen the existing close ties between the armed forces of the two countries.