BGB inks deal with Russian Helicopters to train pilots

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Russian Helicopters have signed an agreement recently for providing Bangladesh frontier force’s members with specialised training on operating and maintaining helicopters, reports BSS. BGB Director General (DG) Major General Md Shafeenul Islam and Russian Helicopters Director (Sales) Artem Fetisov signed the deal on behalf of their respective sides at the headquarters of Russian Helicopters in Moscow on May 30, a BGB release said Saturday. As part of the agreement, the Russian company would provide training to BGB pilots, flight engineers and technical staff at Ulan-Ude, Russia and here in Bangladesh as well. Senior officials of Bangladesh and Russian Helicopters were present at the signing ceremony. Earlier, the government signed a purchase agreement with Russia to buy two helicopters for BGB Air Wing in city’s Pilkhana area on December 18 in 2018.