Friday, August 18, 2006

Bangladesh offers to send largest peacekeeping force to Lebanon

Bangladesh is the largest UN peacekeeping contributor in the world

The United States requested Bangladesh to contribute troops to the war-ravaged nation of Lebanon. The Bangladesh Foreign Minister Morshed Khan said that the relevant Bangladeshi authorities are responding positively to the request but they are still working out the UN Terms of Reference for troop deployment. "It is yet to be decided whether the peacekeepers would keep peace or restore peace or it would be an extension of the UNIFIL," Khan said.

According to the international media sources Bangladesh made the largest offer of sending up to 2,000 mechanised infantry battalion troops as part of the UN force of 15,000. The reports also mentioned that France, the force leader offered to deploy just 400 soldiers.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Bangladesh Army purchases Turkish APC's

Bangladesh Army purchases Turkish APC's
Staff Correspondent, Dhaka
The Bangladesh Army was the launch customer of the RN-94 APC's, which are manufactured in Turkey

The Bangladesh Army was the launch customer of the RN-94 APC's, which are manufactured in Turkey

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The Nurol Machinery and Industry Company of Turkey and Romarm of Romania developed the RN-94 6 x 6 armoured personnel carrier (APC). The first prototype was completed in 1995. It has been reported to the UN conventional arms register on June 2006 that the in 2005 the Bangladesh Army purchased nine RN-94 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC's) and also by doing so it became the launch customer for this newly designed APC.

The RN-94 is fully amphibious, propelled in the water by two water jets at a maximum speed of 8km/h. It can be fitted with a wide range of weapon systems. For trials, the RN-94 has been fitted with the Giat Industries Dragar turret armed with a 25mm cannon and 7.62mm machine gun and a one-person turret armed with 12.7mm and 7.62mm machine guns by the respective development company. It has a range of 600 km with a maximum speed of 110 km/h on road.

Standard equipment includes power steering and a central tyre pressure regulation system that allows the driver to adjust the tyre pressure to suit the terrain.

The Bangladesh Army purchased the armoured ambulance variant, which is unarmed. Further orders are anticipated as the Army has plans to develop mechanised infantry units in all of its divisions. Due to the rising demand for Bangladeshi peacekeepers by the UN it is likely that the RN-94 will be deployed oversees along with BTR-80 APC’s, which are currently deployed by Bangladeshi forces for UN peacekeeping operations support and patrol missions. The Bangladesh Army also recently purchased another 60 BTR-80 APC’s for peacekeeping roles.

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http://www.bdmilitary.com/main/reports/news/2006/news_2006_08.htm

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Saturday, August 12, 2006

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Friday, August 11, 2006

5 more police stations under DMP inaugurated

BSS, Dhaka

In total Dhaka city will have 55 Police stations after expansion work is complete

In total Dhaka city will have 55 Police stations after expansion work is complete

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Five more new police stations under Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) were inaugurated today aimed at expansion of the areas of metropolitan police as well as containing crimes in the capital city.

State Minister for Home Affairs Lutfuzzaman Babar formally opened the newly set up police stations.

With the five police stations, the total number of police stations in the capital city stood at 33. The newly established police stations are Jatrabari police station, Shahbagh police station, Tejgaon industrial area police station and Uttar Khan and Dakkhin Khan police station.

Housing and Public Works Minister Mirza Abbas, Mayor of Dhaka Sadeque Hossain Khoka, State Minister for Shipping Maj (retd) Qamrul Islam, parliament members, Inspector General of Police and other senior officials of police were present at the function held in the police control room at Shahbagh in the city.

Speaking on the occasion, Babar said the government has taken a decision to increase the number of police stations in the capital city to 55 from the existing 22 keeping in mind the security aspects and population boom in Dhaka. Despite resource constraints, he said, activities of 11 more police stations have began so far.

He said the government has recruited 26,259 police personnel from constable to assistant superintendent of police during the last four years aimed at increasing manpower of the force.
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Saturday, August 05, 2006

Prothom Alo references Bangladesh Military Forceswebsite

সশએ੬ বািহনীর অাধઓিনকায়ন োকান পেথ-১
োসনাবািহনী চায় োবিশ শিਡઙ োবিশ দাপট, োবিশ অએ੬


http://www.prothom-alo.net/v1/newhtmlnews1/category.php?CategoryID=1&Date=2006-08-05&filename=05h3

Prothom Alo references our website (www.bdmilitary.com OR www.bangladeshmilitary.com).


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