Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday expressed a desire to build fighter jets in Bangladesh to protect its sovereignty, reports UNB.
"We're building the Air Force to make it competitive, and we've a desire to build fighter jets in Bangladesh. We're taking preparations to protect our air border with our own (strength)," she said.
While handing over the National Standard to 11 Squadron and 21 Squadron of Bangladesh Air Force, the premier said this.
The programme was held at Air Base Birshrestha Matiur Rahman in Jashore, while the prime minister joined it virtually from her official residence Ganobhaban.
Referring to the government's efforts to protect the country's sovereignty and take the country some steps ahead in defending it, she ensured, "I believe we'll be able to get success in this regard, In shaa Allah."
Referring to the 'Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Aviation and Aerospace University' and aeronautical centre, she hoped, the research works would be done effectively there.
While speaking of protecting the dignity of the national flag, Hasina said, "We attained the national flag in lieu of the blood of millions of martyrs. This flag is the symbol of our independence, honour and dignity. It's the sacred duty of all members of the armed forces to protect the dignity of the flag."
The premier thinks the members of the armed forces would always remain ready to make any sacrifice for protecting the dignity of the flag, the country's independence, sovereignty and while performing duties in the international arena in peacekeeping missions in the UN so that the dignity of Bangladesh could be increased.
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