Dhaka: Indian Navy Chief Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi called on Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, as a part of his ongoing visit to the neighbouring country.

During the discussions that took place on July 2, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh appreciated India's contribution to Bangladesh's War of Liberation in 1971.

"Adm Dinesh K Tripathi CNS, on an official visit to Bangladesh, called on HE Sheikh Hasina, Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh on #02Jul 24. During discussions, the PM of Bangladesh recalled & appreciated India's contribution to Bangladesh's War of Liberation in 1971," the Indian Navy said in a post on X, following the meeting between the Indian Navy Chief, and Sheikh Hasina.

"CNS apprised the PM regarding the progress of ongoing bilateral maritime engagements b/n the Indian navy & the Bangladesh Navy," the post read further.

Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi is on an official visit to Bangladesh for four days from July 1-4.

The visit is aimed at consolidating bilateral defence relations between India and Bangladesh and exploring new avenues for Naval cooperation, a Navy press release said.

The Navy Chief is scheduled to hold bilateral discussions with his counterpart Admiral M Nazmul Hassan, Chief of the Naval Staff, Bangladesh Navy in Dhaka, and also review the Passing Out Parade scheduled at Bangladesh Naval Academy (BNA) at Chittagong on July 4, the release added.

India and Bangladesh share bonds of history, language, culture, and a multitude of other commonalities. The excellent bilateral ties reflect an all-encompassing partnership based on sovereignty, equality, trust, and understanding that goes far beyond a strategic partnership.

The partnership has strengthened, matured and evolved as a model for bilateral relations for the entire region and beyond.

In the defence sector, significant bilateral exchanges took place in 2023 with incoming and outgoing visits of the Chiefs of the Indian and Bangladesh Armed Forces.

Bangladesh Chief of Army Staff visited New Delhi from April 27-29, 2023 and on his invitation, the Chief of Staff, Indian Army paid a visit to Bangladesh in June 2023 as presiding officer for the Passing Out Parade at Bangladesh Military Academy.

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