Bangladeshi Navy men in Lebanon to join peacekeeping mission

Dhaka,  Tue,  26 September 2017
Published : 14 Jun 2017, 09:33:24

Bangladeshi Navy men in Lebanon to join peacekeeping mission

A 135-member Bangladesh Navy team has reached Lebanon to take part in the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission BANCON-8.

An UN chartered flight carrying the Navy personnel reached Lebanon on Tuesday, said a press release issued by Navy.

They will join naval ships 'Ali Haider' and 'Nirmul' there.

On Monday night, the Navy personnel left Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong, said an ISPR release on Tuesday.

Commanding officer BNS Isa Khan Commodore M Musa saw the Navy members off at the airport.

Meanwhile, another group of Navy men comprising 135 will leave here for Lebanon on June 23 to join the UN peacekeeping mission.

Bangladesh Navy added a new dimension to the peacekeeping by sending BNS 'Osman' and BNS 'Madhumati' for the first time in 2010 following the sincere efforts of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Apart from patrolling, they are also spying on suspecting ships and aircraft, maritime interdiction operation, rescuing ships from accident, according to UNB.

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