PM observes army’s winter exercise at Swarna Dwip
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today observed Bangladesh Army's winter exercise, "Operation Bijoy Gourab", at an island in Hatiya upazila of Noakhali.
The 66 Infantry Division of Bangladesh Army arranged the exercise under the overall management of 33 Infantry Division at Swarna Dwip.
Navy and Air Force units also joined the hour-long exercise to demonstrate coordinated operations of the three-armed forces at Swarna Dwip, formerly known as Jahaizzarchar.
Modern warfare, including tanks, APCs, MiG fighter planes, MI helicopters of the three-armed forces took part in the hour-long exercise where a mock war between the Bangladesh Armed Forces and an 'enemy force' was staged.
The drill ended with the victory of the Bangladesh Armed Forces.
Brigade Commander of 222 Infantry Brigade Group Brigadier General Mahbub informed the victory of the armed forces to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who later congratulated the Bangladesh Armed Forces on their victory.
The chiefs of the three services, local MPs, high civil and military officials were present during the occasion.
The prime minister was welcomed by Army Chief General Aziz Ahmed, General Officer of Commanding (GOC) of 66 Infantry Division Major General Nazrul Islam and GOC of 33 Infantry Division Major General Ahmed Tabrej Shams Chowdhury.
Bangladesh Army's Quarter Master General Lt General Md Shamsul Haque and Engineer Chief Major General Ibn Fazal Shaekhuzzaman briefed the prime minister on the development at the island.
Sheikh Hasina inaugurated three multipurpose cyclone shelters, an afforestation project and one megawatt solar power plant constructed and implemented by the Bangladesh Army at the island.