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Armed forces to be more modern, well-trained: PM

Senior Correspondent |
Update: 2019-12-15 5:28:34 PM
Armed forces to be more modern, well-trained: PM

DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said her government is working to make armed forces more modern, professionally skilled and well-trained to keep pace with the changing world.

The prime minister was addressing the graduation ceremony of the National Defence Course-2019 and Armed Forces War Course-2019 at Sheikh Hasina Complex in Mirpur cantonment on Sunday (December 15).

She said: “We have been working in line with the Forces Goal-2030 by taking various measures such as collecting latest military hardware and arranging training courses as well.”

Sheikh Hasina said: “We are well aware of things what is necessary for developing the armed forces as strong and time-befitting one and taking crucial measures accordingly”.

Keeping in mind the ever-changing world, the premier said that armed forces personnel would have to move with the pace of the changes.

Applauding the role of members of the Armed Forces in the United Nations peacekeeping mission, she said, “The latest military hardware and training will make the armed forces personnel familiar with the war weapons used in the UN missions which will help them play role without any hesitation in any circumstance alongside gathering experiences there.”

As many as 85 officers from the armed forces, civil administration and foreign military officers took part in the NDC Course 2019 while 38 officers from the armed forces in the Armed Forces War Course-2019.

The foreign military officers from 16 countries such as China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, Mali, and Niger of the Asia, Europe and America took part in the NDC course.

BDST: 1728 HRS, DEC 15, 2019


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