Bangladesh will build fighter plane in future: PM

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Addressing the effort by her government to make Air Force stronger, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday has expressed firm optimism that Bangladesh would build fighter planes in future.

“I hope that we would be able to build fighter planes in our own initiative in future Insha Allah,” she told the induction ceremony of L-410 Transport Trainer Aircraft at BAF Base Bashar at Tejgaon in the capital this morning.

“A YAK-130 Advanced Jet Trainer and a Mi-171SH helicopter will shortly join in Bangladesh Air Force,” she said.

She further said, “We have already bought three Mi-171SH helicopters from Russia and recently completed the process of induction of four more such choppers under the loan protocol.”

She also said that her government is always trying to make the Air Force as a strong and effective force.

Earlier, on her arrival at the venue, the Prime Minister was given a guard of honor by a smartly turned out contingent of Bangladesh Air Force.

Later, she cut a cake on the occasion of the induction of newly inducted three L-410 Transport Trainer Aircraft made by Czech Republic.

She also boarded one of the aircraft and visited its different sections.

PM’s Political Affairs Advisor HT Imam, Security Advisor Major General (retd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique, Chief of Army Staff General Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan, Chief of Naval Staff Vice-Admiral M Farid Habib, Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Mohammad Enamul Bari, among others were present on the occasion.

Source: Ittefaq


  1. Hasina is the biggest juggler-leader Bangladesh ever produced. She talks from both sides of her mouth. Hers is an undemocratic government and she is a dictator just like her father was in 1975. I cannot predict her fate but can say she has the worst popularity right now. No matter what jugglery she puts out of the hat, Bangladeshis have written her off already. Her sycophants cannot dare to tell her the truth. They pump her up constantly and every day and she is loving it. Bangladesh is a Disneyland at this moment. If you want to feel good, it is great. If you are realistic, we are heading for a disaster.

  2. Well words don’t count, actions do. The airforce of Bangladesh is in quite a miserable state in terms of technology. Most effective way of making a country progress in any sector is through a firm educational backbone. Look at the education system of Bangladesh, it’s a merry joke ! Do we even have a good Aerospace Engineering faculty in the country ? Who are we kidding ?


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