The three-day 7th Staff Talks between Indian Navy and Bangladesh Navy for further bolstering existing defence relations between the two countries in the maritime domain ended in New Delhi today.
The Bangladesh Navy delegation was led by Rear Admiral Mohammad Mozammel Haque, commander of Chattogram Naval Area, while Rear Admiral J Singh, assistant chief of Naval Staff, led the Indian side.
The Staff Talks were the first bilateral dialogue conducted post relaxation of Covid-19 travel restrictions.
During the talks, issues relating to joint cooperative efforts like coordinated patrol along the international maritime boundary line, bilateral exercise “Bongosagar”, conduct of naval training and hydrography were discussed, an official release said.
The Bangladesh Navy delegation also held a fruitful interaction with Vice Admiral MS Pawar, deputy chief of the Naval Staff of Indian Navy on March 24.
India and Bangladesh are jointly celebrating the golden jubilee of victory in Bangladesh Liberation War this year.
A host of joint activities have been conducted which include reciprocal ship visits by both navies.
In March this year, two tri-service delegations from Indian armed forces are participating in the carriage of ‘Victory Day Flame’ through the battlefields of the 1971 war and Independence Day celebrations in Bangladesh.