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Modernisation of armed forces to continue: PM
Published :Sunday, 22 November, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 15

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said her government is taking all necessary steps for the modernisation and expansion of the armed forces which will continue in the future.
The Prime Minister said this at a reception organised at Senakunja, Dhaka Cantonment marking the Bangladesh Armed Forces Day 2015.
Hasina also said necessary initiatives are being taken so that all the plans taken for the modernisation and expansion of the armed forces can be completed within the tenure of the present government.
She said the armed forces earned recognition from the international arena for maintaining peace, stability and security and Bangladesh is now the highest peacekeeper contributing country of the UN.
"I pray for you so that you earn appreciation everywhere for your discipline and skill and you could uphold your pride through your contributions towards building the country and in its defence."
Many peacekeepers of Bangladesh embraced martyrdom while performing duties for world peace, she said offering prayers for their departed soul, she added.
Hasina said members of the armed forces have set a unique example of patriotism through their services during natural disasters and internal crisis alongside protecting the country's independence and sovereignty.
She said Forces Goal-2030 has been prepared in light of the defence policy of the Father of the Nation.
The Prime Minister paid her glorious tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, four national leaders and all martyrs of the War of Liberation and prayed for their eternal peace on this occasion.
She also recalled the sacrifice of around two lakh mothers and sisters who were oppressed by the occupation forces and conveyed sympathy to the family members of the martyred and wounded freedom fighters.
The Prime Minister sought cooperation of all in building a happy, prosperous self-defendant country to live with dignity among the world comity.    ?UNB

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