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We want to dev well-trained armed force: PM

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presiding over the 17th joint governing body meeting of the National Defence College and Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) in Mirpur cantonment on Sunday. ISPR photo



Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the government wants to develop a professional and well-trained armed force for Bangladesh to keep pace with the constantly-changing world.
"We're well aware of what are needed for the country and when, and we're taking measures accordingly. Because, we want to develop a professional and well-trained armed force," she said.
The Prime Minister was addressing the graduation ceremony of the National Defence Course (NDC) and Armed Forces War Course (AFWC) 2019 of the National Defence College at Sheikh Hasina Complex in Mirpur Cantonment.
She said, the government is taking forward the armed forces to make it stronger and more time-befitting one by formulating the Forces Goal-2030 in light of the defence policy adopted by the Father of the Nation. "We've been
working for collecting modern military hardware and arranging trainings," she said.
"The world is changing constantly. So, we'll have to move keeping pace with the change. We" have to have such military hardware and take all sorts of training in this regard," Sheikh Hasina added.
She said, her government has been procuring the latest military hardware and arranging proper trainings for the Armed Forces personnel so that they can be familiar with modern war equipment used in UN peacekeeping missions and so that they do not hesitate to play their role under any circumstance alongside gathering experiences there.
The Prime Minister thanked the Armed Forces members for making contributions by standing by the people of the country during any natural disaster and accident.
She also urged them to come forward along with others to develop the country being imbued with patriotism.

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