Indian Army Chief General Manoj Pande on Thursday invited Bangladesh Army Chief General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed to attend the Indo-Pacific Army Chiefs’ Conclave (IPAC) to be held in Delhi, from September 25-27.
To ascertain multilateral security partnership in the region, Indo-Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference, Indo-Pacific Armies Management Seminar (IPAMS) and other plenary sessions will be separately held at Manekshaw Centre, Delhi Cantonment, says media reports.
According to UNB, a news agency in Bangladesh, General Manoj Pande has phoned General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed on Thursday and invited him to attend the Indo-Pacific Army Chiefs’ Conclave (IPAC).
In response, Bangladesh Army Chief thanked the Indian Army Chief for the invitation to attend the conference and expressed hope for participation, says a media release of ISPR directorate.
It is learnt that Army officials from about 30 countries are expected to participate in 13th edition of a bi-annual conference— such as Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand — make up for the Indo Pacific region.
Through this invitation, the existing relationship between the armies of India and Bangladesh is expected to be stronger in the future.
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