New Delhi, May 4, 2017: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a MoU between India's Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and Bangladesh's Defence Services Command and Staff College, for Cooperation on military education in the field of strategic and operational studies.
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given ex-post facto approval to the MoU, said a cabinet communique, adding the MoU will enable the establishment of a framework for enhanced cooperation in the field of military education concerning strategic and operational studies and promotion of closer and long-term cooperation between the two countries.
Given the geographical and cultural closeness between the two countries, there are many common challenges like countering terrorism that needs joint action, it said and "hence, there is a need for better coordination and cooperation among the armed forces".
The joint training and exercises will help to bring symmetry in capacities of the armed forces and contribute to countering and managing common threats and challenges much better.
The MoU enhances public accountability by way of exchange of information and technology between India and Bangladesh.