BANGLADESH AIR FORCE NEWS: 2014

 

BANGLADESH AIR FORCE CHIEF DEPARTS FOR UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS, NEWYORK AND UN MISSION AREA OF DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO AND IVORY COAST.

Dhaka, 15 August:- Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari with three entourages left Dhaka on an official visit to United Nations Headquarters, New York and mission area of Democratic Republic of Congo and Ivory Coast on Friday (15-08-2014).

During the visit Chief of Air Staff would pay visit to three BAF contingents of Democratic Republic of Congo (Bangladesh Utility Aviation Unit, Bangladesh Airfield Services Unit and Bangladesh Air Transport Unit located at Bunia and Dungu), BAF contingent in Ivory Coast (BANAIR) including Bangladesh Army contingents, UN office and installations located at those areas. Chief of Air Staff would also visit UN Headquarters in New York and call on with Assistant Secretary General, Office of Operation, Under Secretary General, Office of Field support including other high officials of UN and discuss mattes bi-lateral interest. It is expected that the visit would boost up the morale of people keeping members of Bangladesh in mission areas, would help to enhance BAF relation with the UN and would also open up new opportunities for future co-operation with UN.

Mentionable that in Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), Bangladesh Air Force deployed six MI-17 helicopters with 190 members in Bangladesh Utility Aviation Unit, 128 members in Bangladesh Airfield Services Unit, one C-130 Transport aircraft with 40 members in Bangladesh Air Transport Unit and in Ivory Coast (ONUCI), Bangladesh Air Force deployed 3XBell-212 helicopters with 104 BAF members.

BANGLADESH AIR FORCE CHIEF RETURNED DHAKA FROM UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS AND UN MISSION AREA.

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Dhaka, 01 September:- Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari return Dhaka from United Nations Headquarters, New York and mission area of Democratic Republic of Congo and Ivory Coast today Monday(01-09-2014).

During the visit Chief of Air Staff visited BAF contingents of Democratic Republic of Congo and Ivory Coast including UN office and installations located at those areas. Chief of Air Staff also visited UN Headquarters in New York and called on with Assistant Secretary General, Office of Operation, Under Secretary General, Office of Field Support including other high officials of UN and discussed matters of bi-lateral interest. . It is expected that the visit would boost up the morale of people keeping members of Bangladesh in mission areas, would help to enhance BAF relation with the UN and would also open up new opportunities for future co-operation with UN. Mentionable that in Democratic Republic of Congo Bangladesh Air Force deployed six MI-17 helicopters and one C-130 Transport aircraft with 358 members in 03 BAF contingents (Bangladesh Utility Aviation Unit, Bangladesh Airfield Services Unit and Bangladesh Air Transport Unit) and in Ivory Coast Bangladesh Air Force deployed 3XBell 212 helicopters with 104 BAF members. Besides, the deployment of BAF contingent in Mali is under process.

BANGLADESH AIR FORCE CHIEF DEPARTS FOR INDIA.

Dhaka, 16 September:- Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari left Dhaka for India today Tuesday (16-09-2014) on a four-day long official visit along with his spouse and two entourages. During his visit, Chief of Air Staff will exchange views with senior military officials of India on bi-lateral issues. Besides, he will also visit various military and civil installations of India. It is expected that this visit of Chief of Air Staff will play an important role for strengthening the existing relationship between Armed Forces of Bangladesh and India.

BANGLADESH AIR FORCE CHIEF RETURNS FROM INDIA.

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Dhaka, 21 September:- Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari along with his spouse and two entourages returned to Dhaka from India today Sunday (21-09-2014) after a four-day long official visit. During his visit, Chief of Air Staff exchanged views with Arun Jaitley, Defence Minister of India, Chief of Indian Air Force, Chief of Indian Army and senior military officials of India on bilateral issues. Besides, he also visited various military and civil installations of India. Considering historical relation of the two countries, Indian Air Force has gifted a Dakota aircraft from its Museum to Bangladesh Air Force which was used in our liberation war in 1971. Mentionable that the Dakota aircraft played an important role in our liberation war. It is expected that this visit of Chief of Air Staff will play an important role for strengthening the exiting relation between Armed Forces of Bangladesh and India.

 BANGLADESH AIR FORCE CHIEF CALLED ON WITH DEFENCE MINISTER OF INDIA.

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Dhaka, 23 September: – Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari along with his spouse and two entourages returned to Dhaka from India today Sunday (21-09-2014) after a four-day long official visit. During his visit, Chief of Air Staff exchanged views with Arun Jaitley, Defence Minister of India, Chief of Indian Air Force, Chief of Indian Army and senior military officials of India on bilateral issues. During call on with Defence Minister of India, they hold discussions on different bilateral issues focusing on building closer ties and to strengthen neighbourhoood relation. Indian defence minister thanked Bangladesh Government for honouring the Indian war veteran’s participation in Bangladesh liberation war during 1971. It is expected that this visit of Chief of Air Staff will play an important role for strengthening the existing relationship between Armed Forces of Bangladesh and India.

CHINESE K-8N FIGHTER TRAINER AIRCRAFT ARRIVED AT BANGLADESH AIR FORCE.

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Jessore, September 27:- The present government has taken various steps to modernize Bangladesh Air Force (BAF). In this development process, government has taken steps to induct 09XK-8W trainer jet aircraft made by China. As part of this induction process, in the 1st phase pilots of Bangladesh Air Force have landed at Bangladesh Air Force Base Bir Sresto Matiur Rahman, Jessore with 04 X K-8W aircraft safety today Saturday (27-09-2014) from China. Rest 05 X K-8W aircraft will be brought to the country at a later stage. Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari and other senior BAF officers from Air Headquarters and local base were present to receive the aircraft. Mentionable that two transport aircraft (AN-32) of Bangladesh Air Force gave support for transporting equipments and other associated accessories, Inclusion of these K-8W aircraft in BAF inventory would help BAF pilots to receive better and modern flying training. These K-8W aircraft can also be utilized in operational role during any conflict.

 INAGURATION CEREMONY OF BANGLADESH AIR FORCE MUSEUM.

2014-7-1-2014-3

Dhaka, September 28:- For retention and representation of the glorious history, success and gradual development of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) to the new generation, Bangladesh Air Force museum was inaugurated today Sunday (28-09-2014) to the western side of Tejgaon runway adjacent to Agargaon of Dhaka. Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari inaugurated the said museum as the Chief Guest. Senior BAF officers of Dhaka area, airmen and other members were present on the occasion.

The museum is located to the eastern side of computer city (IDB Bhaban) and western side of the Tejgaon runway. Glider, F-86, FT-5, Mi-8 helicopter and AN-24 transport aircraft of BAF including ‘Otter’ aircraft used in our Liberation War are kept in the museum. Besides, various display galleries pertaining to BAF, one children park and a food court for visitors are under construction. Mentionable that the museum will remain opened for all public viewers from 29 September 2014 onward, the timing will be Monday to Thursday (1400-2000 hours), Friday and Saturday (1000-2000 hours) and it will remain closed on Sunday for maintenance purpose.