RAJBARI, Jan 7: Mentioning that the challenge of security related sectors is increasing due to revolutionary expansion of information technology, President Md Abdul Hamid stressed on bringing changes in the dimension and strategy of training in Bangladesh Army.
“Training is an ongoing process. A soldier can reach the peak of efficiency through training. The challenge of security related areas is increasing because of the revolutionary expansion of IT,” the President made the comments while addressing a Darbar organised as part of the winter exercise of 55 Infantry Division of Bangladesh Army in Kalukhali Upazila on Thursday.
President Abdul Hamid, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, Chief of Army Staff General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq and other top civil and military officials witnessed the exercise.
The President said: “Changes to be brought in the dimension and strategy of training to take the army ahead keeping pace with the developed countries. There’s no alternative to training for the development of a disciplinary force.”
He also emphasised on upgrading the efficiency of every member of Bangladesh Army to international level and said the force discharges multifaceted duties both in national and international arenas apart from maintaining national security.
“In many cases, Bangladesh has the command at the international level comprising the army of different countries. So, the efficiency of every member of Bangladesh Army must be upgraded to the international level,” Hamid added.
Extending his sincere appreciation to the army in holding the exercise, President Hamid said this winter exercise bears the testimony to professionalism of Bangladesh Army.
“I’m really proud of watching such a skillful exercise . . . you’re the apt successor of the patriotic army which has been built based on the spirit of Liberation War,” he said.
Later, the President distributed warm clothes among the local people, according to UNB. - DH