Bangladesh will build two new air bases to strengthen its air force. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced this after observing the Parade of Young Officers of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) at Jessore, 164 km from Dhaka on Sunday. The Bangladeshi PM said that steps have been taken to create new bases in the North-East in Sylhet city and in the southern part of Barisal in southern region.
Hasina has hoped to turn BAF into ‘most modern air force’ soon. He said that multi-role additional fighter aircraft, modern basic training helicopter, jet trainer aircraft, simulators, unmanned aerial vehicle system, long and short range air defense radar and medium-range surface-to-air missile fighter air force Will be included.