Military

India to gift Howitzers and computers to Bangladesh

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, June 17, IRNA -- India’s Army Chief Gen V K Singh will gift howitzers and modern computers to Bangladesh during his five-day visit to Dhaka staring on Sunday.

“During the five-day visit, the Army chief will gift two howitzers to the Bangladesh Army along with a modern lab of 50 computers for training its troops.”

The 3.7 inch howitzers were part of the first artillery unit of the Bangladesh Army and they had requested the Indian Army for these, pti reported quoting Army officials as saying here.

The two guns have already been phased out from the service.

The Chief will also gift a rock-climbing wall to the Bangladesh Army for helping in training of its mountaineers.

Commissioned in the Rajput Regiment in 1971, Singh was part of the operations in several cities in the erstwhile East Pakistan.

Going there on the invitation of his counterpart General Mohammed Abdul Mubeen, Singh will also call on President Mohammed Zillur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

He will also review the passing-out parade of the 64th Long Course and the 35th Special Course of the Bangladesh Military Academy on June 22 before returning the next day.

Singh will also be accompanied by other senior officers during the visit.

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