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Parrikar meets Hasina

Press Trust of India  |  Dhaka 

Defence Minister today called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and discussed measures to strengthen military and security ties between the two countries.

Parrikar, the first Indian defence minister to visit in the last 45 years, Hasina, who holds the defence portfolio in the cabinet, for about 30 minutes.

Parrikar, who arrived here yesterday on a two-day visit leading an 11-member high-powered delegation, yesterday President Abdul Hamid who assured that it has "zero tolerance" policy against and sought expanded military ties.

The President urged the Indian minister to send more military officials to for training to boost ties between the armed forces of the two countries.

The Defence Minister yesterday also Hasina's security adviser Major General (Retd) Tariq Ahmed and discussed bilateral military and security cooperation.

Top Defence Ministry officials in had said the focus of Parrikar's trip was to deepen security ties and firm up a defence cooperation agreement that is likely to be signed when Hasina visits next month.

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First Published: Thu, December 01 2016. 16:57 IST