UN International Day of Peace is dedicated to those peacekeepers who are continuously giving their efforts to ensure peace and stability in the world’s most chaotic regions. Bangladesh Armed Forces serving in the United Nations Peace Keeping Operations for 30+ years.
First, in 1988 observer groups of Bangladeshi military personnel was deployed in UNIMOG & UNTAG, respectively in Iraq and Namibia. And then, after these three decades more than 83 thousands personnel served in 54+ UNPKO missions in 40+ countries.
In this “International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers-2018” UN thanked Bangladesh for their contribution in the UN PSOs. Currently more than 6 thousand Bangladeshi soldiers & officers from all branches of the armed forces are serving in the 11 UN Peace Support Operations in five countries.
Bangladesh Air Force drifting from the Russian 4.5th generation fighter jets for its MRCA program. Recently a team of experts from the Bangladesh Aeronautical Complex (BAC) visited the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex. They inspected manufacturing processes of the JF-17 Thunder block-3 fighter jets.
Reports suggesting that the BAF will go for the single-engine multirole fighter jets for its next acquisition. United Aircraft Corporation which owns the Su-35 Super Flanker has asked for a very price for the jet. And Moscow also conditioned Bangladesh to buy their newer Mig-35 medium fighter jets along with it.
Russia did not give any stingy condition to Indonesian or Chinese party to buy their Su-35s, but it played nasty games with the Bangladesh Air Force. It is high time for BAF to acquire some most advanced fighter jet to keep country’s sky safe. Initially BAF floated a tender to buy 8 multirole combat aircrafts (MRCA), specification directing Russian manufacturers. Which strategy later came out worst?
Now, as Moscow played bad with BAF and new fighter jet acquisition programs stalled, Bangladesh looking to Pakistan and sought help. Dhaka has an ambitious plan to build her next fighter jets at home. Hence Bangladesh Aeronautical Complex (BAC) has been established. Now, only time will say what will happen to the BAF MRCA program! We’ll keeping our readers updated on the matter.
Bangladesh Air Force not buying Mig-35! It is a shocking, though, not surprising as Russia demanded unnatural prices. Firstly Moscow offered Bangladesh their Su-30SME the new variant of the Su-30 family. Then they asked for a price that is usually very high from others they got.
After that BAF opt for Su-35 and again, Russia played its price card and asked BAF to buy their Mig-35 along with it. If Bangladesh don’t buy Mig-35 then Russia said they’ll not sell Su-35 to Dhaka. Under this circumstance, MRCA program stalled. After long negotiation process Bangladesh opt out Russian jets and seeking a single-engine multirole fighter jet from somewhere else.
Bangladesh military operating various point and short range air defense missile systems. Those systems includes several hundred units of anti-aircraft gun systems, man portable air defense systems and short range surface-to-air missiles. Bangladesh Air Force & Army operating Chinese FM-90B SHORADS while Bangladesh Navy deployed FM-90N naval version.
Within this year BAF will complete induction of the Chinese LY-80E medium-range SAM system into active services. After that other armed services will do same. Due to the tensed geopolitical Bangladesh needs to secured its sky from any external threat. Hence network-centric advanced air defense systems are the most effective solution.
A fresh batch of newly commissioned officers of the Bangladesh Army has passed out and took their iron tough oath to protect the country with their life. The passing out parade has been held in the Bangladesh Military Academy Parade Ground. Chief of Army Staff Gen. Abu Belal Shafiul Haque along with other dignitaries attended the ceremony.
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A fresh batch of newly commissioned officers of the Bangladesh Army has passed out and took their iron tough oath to protect the country with their life. The passing out parade has been held in the Bangladesh Military Academy Parade Ground.
Prime Minister and Chief of Army Staff General Shafiul Haque attended the ceremony. Family members and relatives of the cadets also attended. The ceremony is a common phenomenon when a new batch completes their 3 years long tough military training at BMA.
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First manned flight happened in Bangladesh in 1882. The then Nawab of Dhaka Khwaja Ahsan Ullah arranged the occasion. He invited famous American professional balloonist Jeanette Van Tassel and her mother Jenny Rumary Van Tassel to Dhaka.
Jeanette Van Tassel started with her hot air balloon at 6:20 pm in 16 March, 1882. The plan was to fly from the south bank of the river Buriganga to the roof of the Ahsan Manzil, the palace of the Nawab Ahsan Ullah. But due to gusting wind her balloon missed the targeted landing point of Ahsan Manzil’s roof top. She flew away to the gardens of the Shahbag. There her balloon crashed in a bamboo thicket.