Bangladesh Air Chief visits India
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  • The visiting Bangladesh Air Chief, Air Marshal S.M. Zia-ur-Rehman, held talks with Defence Minister A.K. Antony, Naval Chief Adm. Sureesh Mehta and Army Chief Gen. Deepak Kapoor. Reports indicated that India has agreed to supply Bangladesh defence equipment, including the ALH (Advanced Light Helicopter) as well as assist in building warships. Sources also indicated that New Delhi was concerned about the increasing levels of defense cooperation between Dhaka and Beijing and by the active involvement of the Chinese in the region1.