The defense attache of the Bangladeshi mission in Turkey on Thursday hosted a reception in Ankara to mark the 48th anniversary of the Armed Forces Day of Bangladesh.

Underlining that Dhaka has been procuring military hardware from Turkey “for many years”, Brig. Gen. Md. Tariqul Alam said Turkish-made equipment used by the Bangladeshi armed forces were “functioning effectively” in various UN peacekeeping missions.

“We have a tremendous force to be proud of a nation is grateful to its armed forces for the valiant role in 1971 and also beyond 1971 whenever the nation needs them,” said Bangladesh’s Ambassador to

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