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Army gets new SP guns, Metis M-1 missiles,PF-98 anti-tank weapons,Turkey-made light armoured vehicle

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  1. BDforever

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    DHAKA, Dec 22, 2013 (BSS) - Bangladesh Army entered into a new era as the much-awaited self-propelled (SP) guns and Metis M- 1 anti-tank guided missiles were inducted in the force today.

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally handed over the Serbia- made 155mm NORA B-52 SP guns to the 11 SP Regiment, the lone SP Unit of Bangladesh Army, and the Russsia-made Metis M-1 missiles to the Infantry Regiment of Bangladesh Army in Tarmac Area at Dhaka Cantonment this morning.

    She also handed over the China -made PF-98 anti-tank weapons
    and Turkey-made light armoured vehicles to the Infantry Regiment
    and sound ranging equipment to Locating Wing of the Artillery
    Regiment.

    On the occasion, a spectacular parade was held with the
    participation of the members of Artillery and Infantry Regiments
    of Bangladesh Army.

    The Prime Minister accompanied by Chief of Army Staff
    General Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan inspected the parade riding on an
    open jeep. The Premier also took a state salute.

    Lieutenant Col Md Aminul Islam and Captain Md Sajib were the
    parade commander and parade adjutant respectively.

    Ministers, defence adviser to the Prime Minister, the chief
    of air staff, defence attaches and advisers of different
    embassies and high commissions and high civil and military
    officials were present on the occasion.

    Earlier on her arrival at the Tarmac Area , the Prime
    Minister was received by the chief of army staff.

    Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister hoped that with
    the addition of most-modern canons, armoured vehicles and
    equipment, the moral strength of the Artillery and Infantry
    Regiments meaning all members of Bangladesh Army would be boosted
    to a great extent.

    \"I think that induction of most modern equipment in
    Bangladesh Army would cross a crucial step in achieving the
    Forces Goal-2030,\" she said.

    Putting emphasis on a trained and well-equipped army, Sheikh
    Hasina said her government has been working tirelessly to infuse
    more dynamism into the Bangladesh Army.

    "Our government has been making relentless efforts to infuse
    more dynamism into the army keeping this mantra--Samare Amra,
    Shantite Amra, Sarbatra Amra Desher Tore (we are in war, we are
    in peace, we are everywhere for the country) ahead,\" she said.

    The Prime Minister said modern helicopters, fourth
    generation tanks, APC, missiles, weapon locating Radar and other
    war equipment have already been inducted in Bangladesh Army
    thanks to a coordinated ceaseless stride of different ministries
    of the government.

    Besides, she said, necessary equipment have been purchased
    for Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Air Force.

    Sheikh Hasina said most modern SP guns, sound ranging
    equipment, anti-tank missiles and light armoured vehicles have
    been procured for Bangladesh Army to build it as a well-equipped
    modern force and Sonar Bangla as dreamt by Bangabandhu.

    The Prime Minister said agreements have already been signed
    to buy more modern war equipment including the multiple rocket
    launcher system which would be inducted in the army very soon.

    With the rotation of time, she said, Bangladesh Army which
    was born with the spirit of the War of Liberation has now been
    recognized as a well-educated, efficient and disciplined force.

    "The efficiency and contribution of Bangladesh to maintain
    peace and tackle natural disasters have been acclaimed by all in
    the world and we are all proud of this," she said.

    "At today's auspicious time, an allround team of Bangladesh
    Army which was a long-cherished dream of Bangabandhu has remained
    stood before me. So this auspicious time is very joyful,
    passionate and glorious for me,\" she added.

    Later, the Prime Minister visited the newly inducted war
    weapons in the Tarmac Area.

    source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)
     
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    PF-98 anti tank weapons
     
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    This "army" is under indian control - so what does these weapons means for Bangladesh defense? Nothing, nada, zip, complete waste until reform.
     
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    @monitor Bhai....what's the difference between PF98 and HJ8??
     
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    Why bring India friend?, and BTW you talk like you are going to have a war with India!!
     
  7. GR!FF!N

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    aint BD was going to induct Kornet or Konkur??I read somewhere...
     
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    both are anti-tank , HJ-8 is old 2nd gen.
     
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    yes.. Kornet-E variant on order :-)
     
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    PF98 is unguided anti Tank rocket on the other hand HJ8 is anti tank guided missile. we are buying both missile and rocket probably for economic purpose. we will target high value target with missile and relatively less protected weapons with rocket.
     
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    Don't know about the army but your brain sure is under RAW control. :lol:
     
  12. GR!FF!N

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    PF-98 is more like a "Recoilless gun"..though it can be used to fire HEAT rounds.
     
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    a bit of correction - we already have the Pak-made HJ-8, the Baktar Shikan.... Bangladesh bought 200 Baktar Shikan missiles in 2003....
     
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    Are there any good pics or video from the parade?
     
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