Warplanes will be made in Bangladesh: PM Hasina
Dhaka, February 23: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that warplanes can be made in Bangladesh. "Therefore, we are preparing to do research on this and to protect the airspace ourselves. We are working to take 10 more steps forward in the field of protection and defense of the country's independence and sovereignty. I believe that we will be successful in this case too."
He made the remarks at a ceremony to hand over national flags to 11 squadrons and 21 squadrons of the Air Force on Tuesday (February 23rd). The Prime Minister joined the video conference from Ganobhaban. Chief of Air Staff, senior government officials and top officials of the Air Force were present at the time.
Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh Air Force has a glorious history. Responding to the call of the Father of the Nation, the Air Force took part in the great liberation war shoulder to shoulder with the common people. They have attacked numerous targets in Pakistan. The nation will always remember the courage they showed even with limited strength.
He further said that after independence, the father of the nation dreamed that Bangladesh would be prosperous from all sides. From that dream he built an armed force with limited resources.
He especially built modern aircraft. Go through the Defense Policy of Bangladesh-1974. In that light we are building the armed forces. I am working to modernize the defense sector of the country and take it a few steps forward. I am doing various works including establishment of Bangabandhu Aviation University in Lalmonirhat. Today, the Bangladesh Air Force has established a respectable position at home and abroad.
Sheikh Hasina said professional air force is essential for any country in the age of globalization. We are working to implement the Forces Goal to build a modern and up-to-date force.
He said, we have launched Bangabandhu Satellite-1. Perspective Plan 2041 and Delta Plan 100. I am working on implementation. I will build a hunger and poverty free Bangladesh of the dream of the father of the nation.