Stay alert to face any situation, President to para-commandos

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PV Desk : Terming terrorism a great threat to global peace, President Abdul Hamid on Thursday asked the 1-Para Commando Battalion of Bangladesh Army to stay alert to face any unexpected situation in the country.

“Today, terrorism and militancy aren’t a problem for a single country or a nation. It’s now a problem for all countries of the world– both developed and developing ones,” he told a function of the 1-Para Commando Battalion of Bangladesh Army at Rajshahi Cantonment.

In the present context, the President said, the role of para-commandos is very important and that is why every member of the battalion must achieve efficiency and skill of international standard.

He said Bangladesh Army is a symbol of the country’s trust and proud while the members of the special force are the part of this.

The journey of the special force was launched by establishing the 1-Para Commando Battalion in 1992, Hamid said, adding the members of the force performed many important responsibilities in last 25 years apart from giving services to the country.

He said the commandos of the special force are very smart, disciplined and courageous soldiers, and they have been working sincerely to protect the country’s sovereignty.

Recalling the successful operations of the 1-Para Commando Battalion in combating militancy, the President said the commandos of the battalion conducted ‘Operation Thunderbolt’ at the city’s Holey Artisan Bakery on July 1, 2016, and recovered 13 hostages, including foreign nationals, which help improve the country’s image.