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India & Bangladesh hold the fifth Annual Defence Dialogue in Dhaka

August 28, 2023 Photo(s): By PIB
Defence Secretary, Giridhar Aramane meets the Principal Staff Officer, Armed Forces Division Bangladesh, Lt Gen Waker-Uz-Zaman, in Dhaka, Bangladesh on August 28, 2023.

India and Bangladesh held the fifth Annual Defence Dialogue on August 28, 2023 in Dhaka. Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane, who is on a two day visit to Bangladesh on August 27-28, 2023, co-chaired the meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart Lt General Waker-Uz-Zaman, Principal Staff Officer, Armed Forces Division.

The Annual Defence Dialogue between India and Bangladesh is the highest institutionalised interactive mechanism between both the countries. In the dialogue, both the countries highlighted its significance in chartering the future course of the relations between the two Armed Forces.

During the meeting, the ongoing defence cooperation activities between the two countries were reviewed and both sides expressed satisfaction at the increasing defence cooperation engagements. The talks covered the existing bilateral exercises and both sides agreed to increase the complexity of these exercises.

Giridhar Aramane and Lt General Waker-Uz-Zaman acknowledged the fruitful dialogue and stressed that both countries look forward to continued engagement based on the common understanding reached at the fifth Annual Defence Dialogue.

The Armed Forces of both countries continue to seek bilateral cooperation in multiple fields and the increased engagements are a positive sign for the future of the relations of both countries.