Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said that Bangladesh Air Force is much stronger now to protect national skyline from any kinds of foes’ attack.
The members of the force must prepare them efficient and ideal to keep the country’s air space safe.
“You will have to be groomed yourselves as efficient and ideal troops to keep the country’s air space safe and free from enemy,” state-run Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha news agency quoted the prime minister as saying.
Hasina made the remarks addressing National Standard Award ceremony of Bangladesh Air Force Base Bangabandhu at its parade ground at Kurmitola in Dhaka.
She also asked the air cadets to be more careful about efficient use and maintenance of aircraft, radar and other war equipment that have been procured in exchange for hard-earned money of the people.
“You will have to be more careful about your own skill not only at home, also in the soil of abroad,” she said.
The prime minister awarded the prestigious National Standard to BAF Base Bangabandhu, which started its journey on April 9 in 2013.
During the National Standard Award Ceremony, the premier witnessed a spectacular parade commanded by Group Captain Reza Emdad Khan. She was given National Salute and three “cheer up” echo, while a helicopter pass with the national flag was conducted.
Besides, a fabulous fly-past by MiG-29, F-7BG and F-7BG1 fighter planes was operated followed by a special munajat for preservation of honour of the National Standard.
Hasina expressed her firm optimism that the members of the Air Force would be able to bring more successes for the country and the nation through their efficiency, patriotism and hard work.
“I also hope that you would build yourselves by taking teachings from the history of the War of Liberation and would be able to fulfill the hopes and aspiration of the people,” she said.