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Army to be modernised, PM reaffirms
Published :Friday, 13 November, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 15

BOGRA, Nov 12: Describing Bangladesh Army as a symbol of the national asset and pride, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday reaffirmed her firm commitment to do whatever is necessary for the development and modernisation of the force.
"As the head of the government, I am extending all kinds of support to the development of Bangladesh Army and I will do whatever is needed in future for further modernisation of the force," she said.
The Prime Minister said this while addressing the National Standard awarding function of the 12 Lancer of the Armoured Corps and the fifth reunion of the corps at the Armoured Corps Centre and School at Bogra Cantonment on Thursday morning.
Sheikh Hasina reviewed the parade of the 5th reunion of the Armoured Corps and took salute riding on an open jeep.
She later handed over the National Standard to the unit commander of the 12 Lancer Corps, a unit of the Armoured Corps, as recognition to its work efficiency, hard exercise, dutifulness and serving to the country.
Earlier, on her arrival at Shaheed Badiuzzaman Parade Ground at the cantonment, the Prime Minister was received by Chief of Army Staff General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Haque.
Ministers, parliament members, Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral M Farid Habib and Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Abu Esrar, GOC and Area Commander of Bangladesh Army, high civil and military officials and diplomats were present.
Sheikh Hasina asked the members of Bangladesh Army to continue their work with their prudence, professional efficiency and dutifulness for the welfare of the country.
She also directed them to discharge their responsibilities by maintaining confidence in the senior leadership, mutual trust, brotherhood, dutifulness and discipline.

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