Bangladesh Army first participated in the International Army games – 2017 in Kazakhstan. In this event BD Army sent a team of 13 contestant and with support personnel. Bangladeshi team took part in the Sniper Frontier Contest only. Kazakhstan secured the first position. Russia-China jointly won the second position. Bangladesh got seventh position well ahead of Indian and Thai army sniper teams which secured positions respectively 11th and 14th.
International Army Games is reputed military war game in which best of the best comes to contest in their favorite events. Masters of Artillery Fire, Drone Competition and such many events occurs during this military sports. It is a matter of proud for every Bangladeshi.
Army snipers are considered to be one of the most crucial component of any Special Forces operation. Perfectly trained snipers can create a big difference in any battle by hitting desired targets in desired time. And Bangladesh Army raising a unit of battle snipers in the battalion level. This will enhance BD Army’s field operational flexibility to a new level. Army snipers can augment field fire power by clearing the forward enemy posts from sentries and guards.
In Special Operations Forces’ role snipers are mandatory components. Success of any Spec Ops largely depends on the success of the deployed sniper in the vicinity. Sniping is a prestigious job among the forces. Precise sharp hitting capability, sharp observation and ultimate level of patience makes them unstoppable sometimes. Bangladeshi snipers no different from that.
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 Navy ordered two more Leonardo AW-159 Wildcat anti-submarine warfare helicopters. Previously another two aircraft has been ordered, slated to be delivered later in 2019. Earlier DGDP issued an international tender, against which Leonardo was the lead contestant. Because the specifications mentioned in the tender directed that AW-159 helicopter will be the finalist.
Bangladesh Navy pursuing a modernization program under the much anticipated Forces Goal-2030. Within 2030 BN has a plan to operate at least 8 new multirole frigates which will be built in the Chittagong Dry Dock Limited.
It now acquiring new and second hand warships, mainly from China as stop gap solutions. Dhaka building other smaller vessels at home shipyards right now. For future high performance frigates of the Bangladesh Navy it is essential to add an advanced, highly effective Aniti-Submarine Warfare capable aerial fleet. Hence BN materializing the plan of raising ASW helicopter fleet step by step.
Italy-UK joint venture in the form of military helicopter solutions is proved to be very capable. A wide range of civil-military helicopters being produced by the Leonardo. Among them AW-159 Wildcat is the most successful one. Royal Army and Royal Navy operating almost six squadrons of AW-159s. Bangladesh has surface adversaries in both the east & west sides, and sub-surface threats can only be emanated from indian navy right now as burmese navy don’t have any submarine.
A fleet of 12 latest ASW helicopters will be a modest power to deter any enemy threat towards the territorial water bodies of Bangladesh from any side. As well as new built large displacement ships also will bear the major stake of that hefty deterrence job. Here we must add the surface & coastal attack capabilities of the AW-159s which gives Bangladesh Navy a ‘never-before’ operational ease. Enemies of Bangladesh must reconsider any misadventure they thought earlier. This time it will be too much costly for them.
Bangladesh and myanmar facing continues tension between them. Recently Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) installed CCTV camera & solar-powered lights on the Tombru-Konabari border in the Bandarban district.
Burmese border guard police urged Bangladesh to remove those instruments from the Bangladeshi part of the border. This arrogance of myanmar created anger among the diplomatic arena of Dhaka.
Bangladesh and india has several disputes over the areas near border. Those unsolved border issues sometimes led the forces of two countries into clashes. Border Guard Bangladesh and border security force of india had engaged in various disputes over the issues in past. It was a victory for Bangladeshis.
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) illegally occupied and made a camp in a piece of 230 acres of land in the Pirdyah village in Sylhet district. Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) which is now Border Guard Bangladesh, asked indian BSF to leave the area. But BSF did not leave and chose to fight. BDR then decided to fight BSF.
After a short clash BSF was been defeated and the 10 kilometer road BSF built inside Bangladeshi territory was forced to break again by the jawans of the indian border security force.
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.
In May 11, Bangladesh and india signed an defense agreement. Under this agreement india will finance Bangladesh’s military purchases. Bilateral military training exchange is also a part of this deal. Although, majority of the Bangladeshis are not happy and furious about this agreement Sheikh hasina government which is not elected forcefully done this.
Navies of both countries are also signed an MoU under which indian GRSE and Bangladesh Navy’s Khulna Shipyard will work together but in which project no clue. Many expert saying that this agreement going to bind Bangladesh for indian approval to buy anything for her armed forces. Patriotic Bangladeshis seeing this agreement as a treachery of the current government.
Everyone knows Bangladesh is the 3rd biggest remittance source of india. Bangladesh does not india’s military support for many reasons. One of the biggest reason is “treason”. India’s hegemonic designs against her neighbors are not hidden anymore. Nepal broke out with Delhi for this very hegemonic behavior. India didn’t exchanged any technological investment with any of her neighboring country. So, now, india’s keen eager to help Bangladesh in the military sector is nothing just a bluff.