Chief of Naval Staff Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal returned home on Saturday after attending the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX-2021) and Navy Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX-2021) at the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (operation) and Naval Administrative Authority Dhaka welcomed Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.During his stay in the UAE, the Chief of Naval Staff participated in various state events marking the IDEX-2021 and NAVDEX-2021. Besides, he visited the Bangladesh Navy warship Prottoy which took part in the exhibition.
Naval ships, high level representatives, observers, military experts and military personnel from different countries of the world including Bangladesh participated in this international sea exercise and exhibition.
The visit of the Chief of Naval Staff will play an important role in forging friendly relations with other countries participating in the exhibition, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal left Dhaka on February 18 to join the exercise at the invitation of Commander of UAE Naval Forces.