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06:45 AM, January 2, 2018
Bangladesh Air Force to Get Two New Air Bases
Kurmitola air base, Bangladesh

Bangladesh will build two new airbases in the northeast region to bolster its Air Force.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the announcement after inspecting a parade on Sunday by young Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) officers in Jessore, 164 km from Dhaka, Xinhua news agency reported. 

She said steps were on to establish the new air bases in southern region of Barisal and in Sylhet in the northeast. Hasina expressed optimism that the BAF would turn into "a most modern Air Force soon". 

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