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Bagladesh Army Receives New SP Guns, Metis M-1 Missiles

4-PMO-3Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed over the much waited self-propelled ( SP) guns, and Metis M-1 anti tank guided Missiles to Bangladesh Army in Tarmac area at the Dhaka Cantonment. Bangladesh Army entered into a new era with the induction of these artillery.

The PM also handed over the PF-98 anti tank weapons made by China and light armored vehicles made by Turkey to the infantry regiment and sound ranging equipment to Locating Wing of the Artillery Regiment.

On this occasion, Hasina hoped that the addition of the modern equipment, avant- grade canon and armored vehicles would boost psychological and moral strength of Bangladesh Army. She also said agreements have already been signed to buy modern war equipment including the multiple rocket launcher system which would be inducted in the army very soon.

The Prime Minister said that these equipment have been added to Bangladesh Army with tireless and coordinated efforts of the concerned ministries and these are also important steps towards crossing the target of adding such ultra- modern equipments aiming to achieve the 'Forces Goal- 2030'.A spectacular parade was held with the participation of the members of Infantry and Artillery Regiments of Bangladesh Army to celebrate the occasion. The PM inspected the parade riding on an open jeep when she was accompanied by Chief of Army Staff General Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan. Parade commander was Lieutenant Col Md Aminul Islam and Captain Md. Shajib was parade adjutant.

Ministers defense adviser to the Prime Minister, the Chief of air force, defense attaches, advisers of different embassies and high commission and high civil and military officials were present on the occasion.

Bangladesh Army has now been recognized as a well-educated, recognized as a well-educated, efficient and disciplined force.



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