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PM: Armed forces strengthened to protect independence, not for war

Construction of several warships is underway to strengthen surveillance and security at sea, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says

Update : 12 Jul 2023, 03:36 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said her government has taken steps for the overall development of the armed forces to safeguard the country's independence and sovereignty, but it has no intention to lock into war with anyone.

“We do not want to get into war against anyone. Our eye is on safeguarding our independence and sovereignty,” she while commissioning the naval base BNS Sher-e-Bangla and eight ships, including four Landing Craft Utility (LCUs), in Kalapara of Patuakhali. 

She joined the program virtually from Ganabhaban, her official residence.

The ships were built at Khulna Shipyard.

She said the government has taken steps to develop the armed forces, including the navy, so they attain international-level skills.

In this connection, Sheikh Hasina said apart from the procurement of helicopters, and equipment, the construction of several warships is underway to strengthen surveillance and security at sea.

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal also spoke at the program.

A documentary on the naval base Sher-e-Bangla and eight ships was screened there.

Earlier, the navy chief handed over command to the respective commanders of the base and the ships.

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