Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday inaugurated the eight-day Military Hardware Display, 2019 on the National Parade Ground in the capital ahead of Independence Day and National Day.
She opened the display in the afternoon by cutting a ribbon and releasing balloons.
The prime minister also witnessed an attractive fly past of six war planes of Bangladesh Air Force.
A 20-member team of Bangladesh Army took part in para-jumping from helicopters.
The prime minister visited various stalls set up highlighting contributions and heroic role of the armed forces in the Liberation War, projecting development and modernisation of the forces by the present government in the last 10 years.
The role of the country's armed forces in building the nation, as well as their contributions to UN peacekeeping missions, were also highlighted at the stalls set up by members of the three services.
On her arrival, the prime minister was received by Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat and PSO of the armed forces Lt Gen Md Mahfuzur Rahman.
Meanwhile, an ISPR press release said the hardware display will remain open for people of all strata from 9:30am to 5:30pm between March 26 and 31.
The exhibition will be open from 12 noon to 5:30pm on March 30 for students of schools and colleges in Dhaka city alongside other people.
Besides, it will remain open on March 31 from 12 noon to 5:30pm for families of members of the armed forces and students of educational institutions conducted by the Army, Navy and Air Force.