Two new air bases to be built in the country: PM

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

PV Desk : Expressing her firm optimism that Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) would be turned into a most modern air force soon, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina here today said two new air bases will be built in the country to further strengthen the force.

“In terms of technology and strategy, Bangladesh Air Force will be established as a most modern, professional and all-round air force at home and abroad soon Insha Allah,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina said setting up two new air bases — one in Barisal and another in Sylhet — is under process. “I believe that these activities will further strengthen the force and increase its capability,” she said.

The prime minister was addressing the President Parade of 74 Bangladesh Air Force Academy (BAFA) Course and Direct Entry 2017 Course of Bangladesh Air Force at BAF Academy Parade Ground here this morning.

Sheikh Hasina said multirole combat aircraft, modern basic training helicopters, jet trainer aircraft, simulators, unmanned aerial vehicle system, long and short range air defence RADAR and medium range surface to air missiles are going to be added to the air force.

“Besides, the organogram of the air bases and headquarters was approved,” she said.