Daily Archives: February 8, 2015

SEOUL WANTS DHAKA TO PROCURE AIRCRAFT, DEFENSE HARDWARE FROM KOREA

SEOUL WANTS DHAKA TO PROCURE AIRCRAFT, DEFENSE HARDWARE FROM KOREA Dhaka, Seoul emphasise high-level political visits. South Korea has said Bangladesh can consider Korea as a possible source for procuring training and combat aircraft and high-tech defense hardware to strengthen … Continue reading

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‘BANGLADESH FRIEND OF ALL’

‘BANGLADESH FRIEND OF ALL’ Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said Bangladesh was pursuing a foreign policy with the principle of being ‘friend of all, and enmity with none’. She told the visiting delegation of the US … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH’S DEFENCE SPENDING: PUZZLE OF REALITY

BANGLADESH’S DEFENCE SPENDING: PUZZLE OF REALITY Bangladesh inked a whopping USD 1 billion arms contract with Russia, which believed to be country’s biggest contract since independence. Under the deal, Bangladesh would procure military equipment and arms from Russia. The arms … Continue reading

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PM REAFFIRMS VOW TO MODERNISE ARMY

PM REAFFIRMS VOW TO MODERNISE ARMY Bangladesh to modernise ArmyUrging the members of Bangladesh Army to stay ready round the clock for protecting the country’s sovereignty, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Tuesday reiterated her firm commitment to providing in the future … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH ‘FEARED NAVAL ATTACK’ FROM BURMA

BANGLADESH ‘FEARED NAVAL ATTACK’ FROM BURMA JOSEPH ALLCHIN Bangladeshi officials have said they expect a result in the arbitration over maritime boundaries in the Bay of Bengal by April, as a leaked US cable reveals that Dhaka was seeking US … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH-CHINA: RESPECTIVE OBJECTIVES AND STRATEGIES

BANGLADESH-CHINA: RESPECTIVE OBJECTIVES AND STRATEGIES Dibya Shikha Bangladesh and China signed four military treaties, increasing the warmth in the existing bilateral ties between the two countries. What did Bangladesh gain by aligning with China? Why is China interested in Bangladesh? … Continue reading

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PRESIDENT XI MEETS LEADERS FROM ACROSS ASIA

PRESIDENT XI MEETS LEADERS FROM ACROSS ASIA China’s President Xi Jinping has met leaders from across Asia in Beijing, holding a series of bilateral meetings ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders meetings. Among them were Leaders from Myanmar, Bangladesh, … Continue reading

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PAKISTAN, BANGLADESH TO ATTEND CHINA’S SUMMIT

PAKISTAN, BANGLADESH TO ATTEND CHINA’S SUMMIT Farrukh Khosru  China has called a meeting to strengthen connectivity between Pakistan, Bangladesh and six other neighbouring countries ahead of the APEC summit here. The “Dialogue on Strengthening Connectivity Partnership” would be attended by … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH: CHINESE PORT BUILDING PICKING UP?

BANGLADESH: CHINESE PORT BUILDING PICKING UP? Dr Joyeeta Bhattacharjee Analysis Media in Bangladesh recently reported that China is all set to win the contract of the coveted deep-sea port in Sonadia, a small town of 9 sqkm offshore of Cox’s … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH POLICE MOST TECHNICALLY ADVANCED IN SOUTH ASIA

BANGLADESH POLICE MOST TECHNICALLY ADVANCED IN SOUTH ASIA Gone are the days when Police used to lug around obsolete Lee-Enfield .303 rifles from the Colonial period. Nowadays Police in Bangladesh not only sport modern firearms but also armoured vehicles, digital … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH NAVY SURGING AHEAD

BANGLADESH NAVY SURGING AHEAD Trevor Hollingsbee The past decade has seen a radical eastward shift of naval power, with the marked decline in Western economic prosperity resulting in major erosion of the northern hemisphere’s naval forces. As the sun sets … Continue reading

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US AIRMEN IMPRESSED BY BANGLADESHI PARATROOPERS’ JUMPING TECHNIQUES

US AIRMEN IMPRESSED BY BANGLADESHI PARATROOPERS’ JUMPING TECHNIQUES Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com Jumping techniques of Bangladeshi paratroopers have pleasantly surprised the US Air Force officers during a joint exercise. On the second day of the exercise on Sunday, Bangladeshi airmen jumped … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH NAVY WILL SPEND TK 14,000 KOTI FOR A THREE-DIMENSIONAL FORCE

BANGLADESH NAVY WILL SPEND TK 14,000 KOTI FOR A THREE-DIMENSIONAL FORCE The Bangladesh Navy would spend Tk 14,000 crore for a three-dimensional force to ensure security of its 1,18,813 square kilometre of sea territory. The Navy chief submitted the plan … Continue reading

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