As part of the ongoing defence cooperation initiatives between India and Bangladesh, a high level team led by Air Vice Marshal FM Fazlul Haque from Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) visited the IAF Station Tezpur on Wednesday.

The Air Marshal and his team were received by Air Commodore Tejpal Singh VM, Air Officer Commanding, Indian Air Force Station Tezpur. On arrival, the delegation met all the key appointments at the IAF Station and was briefed about the role of the base.

The delegation witnessed low level aerobatics by the SU-30 MKI, followed by drill display by elite GARUDS and base security exercise. The visit marked further step in the growth of strategic defence relations between India and Bangladesh in general and the two air forces in particular.

Earlier, Air Marshal RD Mathur, Air Officer Commanding- in- Chief, Eastern Air Command, visited the IAF Station Tezpur on Tuesday. The Air Marshal was received by Air Commodore Tejpal Singh VM, Air Officer Commanding, IAF Station Tezpur.

On arrival, he met all key appointments at the station. Air Marshal Mathur is a three star officer with more than 5000 hours of fighter flying to his credit. He was presented with a Guard of Honour.

Later in the day, the Air Marshal visited various units and was briefed on their operational readiness.

(The writer is a Delhi-based independent contributor)