Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) and Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) is on an official visit to Bangladesh from 21 Feb to 25 Feb 16. The visit is intended to take the existing defence cooperation between the Armed Forces of two countries to the next level. The areas of cooperation presently include an exchange in Military Training courses, exchange visits and joint sporting activities.
During his stay in Bangladesh, the Chief of the Air Staff is scheduled to hold bilateral discussions with the three Service Chiefs of the Bangladesh Armed Forces at Dhaka. He will also ‘call-on’ the President and the Prime Minister of the Bangladesh. The main focus of the visit will be on improving bilateral relations, promote Defence ties, and outline further areas of defence co-operation between the two countries. The CAS will also visit the Air Bases at Jessore, Bashar & Chittagong, the National Defence College, Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) at Mirpur and Bangladesh Army Headquarters.
During his visit to the Military Institute of Science and Technology, Air Chief Marshal Raha shall be presenting several Training Aids relating to aircraft systems, as a goodwill gesture. The Air Chief’s visit would provide further impetus towards increasing defence cooperation between the two Air Forces and pave the way for greater interaction in the future.