Hasina announces new air bases to strengthen air force

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced the construction of two new air bases in Barisal and Sylhet to strengthen and improve the capability of the Bangladesh air force.

Sumon Mahbub, from Jessorebdnews24.com
Published : 31 Dec 2017, 07:12 AM
Updated : 31 Dec 2017, 08:26 AM

Hasina made the announcement during a speech in Jessore on Saturday after inspecting a parade by new officers at the Air Force Academy.

“We are in the process of establishing two new air bases in Barisal and Sylhet,” she said. “I believe this will make the Bangladesh Air Force stronger.”

Multi-role combat aircraft, advanced troop aircraft, modern basic training, helicopters, jet trainer aircraft, simulators, unmanned aerial vehicle systems, long and short range air defence radars and medium range surface to air missiles will also be incorporated into the air force soon, she said.

Prior to her speech, the prime minister presented medals, certificates and flying badges to the new officers.

“The members of the air force must always be ready to serve the country in addition to protecting our freedom and sovereignty,” Hasina told them.

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