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MUMBAI (PTI): Two Bangladeshi naval ships, enroute to Lebanon are on a three-day visit to Mumbai.

The ships-- BNS Ali Haider and BNS Nirmul-- which are a part of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) arrived in the city on May 21.

They are commanded by Captain Mohammed Anwar Hussai and Commander Tanzim Faruq respectively and have a combined complement of 320 personnel, a Navy release said here todayon Thursday.

This is the first occasion when BNS has visited Mumbai and hence the current visit holds a special significance for the Western Naval Command, it said.

"During the ships' stay, crew will engage in professional interactions with personnel of Western Naval Command," the release said.

The Indian Navy has been in the forefront to train Bangladesh Naval Personnel and visit by the ships would further enhance bilateral relations between the two countries in general and the two Navies in particular, it added.

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