Bangladesh top contributor to UN peacekeeping
Bangladesh tops all other countries in terms of sending troops to UN's peacekeeping missions.
“The total number of peacekeepers from Bangladesh rose to 10,855,” Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal SM Ziaur Rahman apprised President Zillur Rahman when he called on him at Bangabhaban yesterday.
During the meeting, the air chief apprised the president that he is going to the United Kingdom on July 14 to attend Air Chief Conference on the invitation of the Chief of British Royal Air Force.
He also said apart from taking part in the conference he would hold meetings with the chiefs of air force of the participating countries.
SM Ziaur Rahman informed that the operational activities of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) have gradually increased with a view to modernising and also bringing the technological excellence in the BAF under the leadership of the present government.
The air chief said for the first time the BAF has recently deployed its own transport flight C-130 at Congo under UN's peacekeeping mission.
The President gave him a patient hearing and assured him of extending his all-out support and cooperation for modernisation of Bangladesh Air Force.