Staff Correspondent: President M Abdul Hamid has visited the hardware display of Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air Force, marking the Independence and National Day at the National Parade Square of Tajgaon Airport in the capital.
Soon after the arrival of the President, fighter planes of Bangladesh Air Force passed over the display venue while the paratroopers made successful landing on the parade square on Monday afternoon.
On the occasion, the three forces set up 59 stalls and pavilions for the week-long display. Of them, combined forces set five.
The President went round different stalls and pavilions, and witnessed various light and heavy weapons being used by the army, navy and air force troops when concerned officials briefed him on the hardware.
Abdul Hamid, the supreme commander of the armed forces, visited the stalls displaying the contributions and bravery of the Armed Forces during the War of Liberation in 1971.
The President visited stalls displaying the modernisation and development of the Armed Forces during three consecutive terms of the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Army Chief General Aziz Ahmed, Navy Chief Admiral AMMM Aurangzeb Chowdhury, Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat and Principal Staff Officer (PSO) of the Armed Forces Division Lieutenant General Md Mahfuzur Rahman earlier received the President as he reached the National Parade Square. Secretaries concerned, senior civil and military officials were present on the occasion.
President Hamid and the guests also witnessed a cultural programme presented by artistes of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra.
risingbd/Dhaka/March 25, 2019/Hassan/AKA