Eastern Times Correspondent, Dhaka, 26 June : Indian Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria arrived in Dhaka on Saturday on a three-day visit.
The visit of the Indian Air Force chief during the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence will further “strengthen the close and fraternal ties” existing between the Armed Forces of the two countries, officials said.
The Indian Air chief is visiting Bangladesh at the invitation from the chief of Air Staff, Bangladesh Air Force.
The Indian Air Force chief is scheduled to pay courtesy calls to all senior officers of the Bangladesh Armed Forces and will meet other senior officers from the Bangladesh Air Force, said the Indian High Commission in Dhaka.
He will also be visiting major BAF air bases across Bangladesh during the course of his visit.
The Indian Air Force chief would also be paying tribute to the members of the Bangladesh Armed Forces, who made the supreme sacrifices during the Liberation War of 1971, by laying wreath at the altar of Shikha Anirban at Dhaka Cantonment.
A major highlight of his current visit is that, the chief of Air Staff, Indian Air Force, has been invited as the Chief Guest of the Commissioning Ceremony on the occasion of President Parade-2021 at Bangladesh Air Force Academy (BAFA), Jessore.
This is the first time that an Indian Air chief would have the distinct honour of reviewing the Parade of BAFA, which goes on to show the strong commitment and trust the two Air Forces have towards each other.