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BAF set to replace two contingents of peacekeepers in Congo

Published : 29 Jan 2023 12:41 AM | Updated : 29 Jan 2023 04:16 PM

Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) is going to replace its two contingents consisting of 252 members at the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission deployed in Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO).

Currently, two BAF contingents, deployed in DR Congo, will be replaced by other two contingents while a contingent of 153 members has already left Dhaka for Congo Saturday as part of the replacement, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release said on Saturday.

Another contingent of 99 members will depart for Congo on 16 February this year.

These contingents are Utility Aviation Unit-20 and Air Transport Unit-13 led by Air Commodore Khan MdMahmudulHuq and Group Captain MdMahbub Ahmed Choudhury respectively.

Mentionable, the BAF has achieved a good reputation and glory by performing their duties in mitigating conflict with efficiency, professionalism and sincerity in DR Congo.

A special Munajat was offered seeking for more excellence of the contingents at HazratShahjalal International Airport before leaving the country for Congo. Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations) Air Vice Marshal AHM FazlulHaque was present during the departure.

Earlier, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan briefed the contingent members at BAF Base Bashar while a special Munajat was also offered for the success of the mission.

Hannan advised them to discharge their duties with honesty, professionalism and sincerity and bring honour for the BAF as well as the country.