Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked the members of President Guards Regiment (PGR) to always maintain the mentality of making the highest sacrifice in ensuring the personal security of the country's President and the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister came up with the call while addressing a function organised by the PGR, marking its 40th Founding Anniversary at its headquarters in Dhaka Cantonment in the afternoon.
She also reiterated her government's plan to set up another full-fledged cantonment in the country's southwestern region.
About Bangladesh Army's modernization, she said a process is underway to procure sophisticated arms, ammunition and other equipment for it as her government is committed to elevate to international standard.
Hasina said each member of Bangladesh Army is a partner in the country's march towards development and achievements, including winning the vast maritime areas as well as settling of the Land Boundary Agreement issues with India.
Mentioning that the World Bank has recently declared Bangladesh as a lower middle-income country, she said the country would not remain at the lower ladder as they want to take to it the highest ladder.
Prime Minister's Security Affairs Adviser Major General (Retd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique, the Chiefs of the three services, Principal Staff Officer of the Armed Forces Division as well as high civil and military officials were present. ?UNB