Written by BDJ Desk
The supreme quality for leadership... ...
Written by Abu Rushd
Security dynamics of the world is changing very fast and insecurity has become a common phenomenon. In the meantime, South Asian region has turned into a hotbed of international power game. Malacca strait and Bay of Bengal have already attracted enormous attention from all big powers regional & international. In this context, security of Bangladesh can’t be just brushed aside... ...
Written by James Morgan, BBC News
The most feared bomber plane of the 20th Century is still going strong after 60 years in service in the US military - from Vietnam to Afghanistan. And she will keep on flying until 2044. How does this 1950s behemoth survive in the era of drones and stealth aircraft? ... ...
Written by Fakhrul Islam
Bangladesh Navy has acquired the second cutter from USA. Former U S Coast Guard cutter Rush joined Bangladesh Navy as BNS Somudra Avijan( F-29) at the first week of December 2015.
According to local US Embassy press release, this 378 feet ship was officially transferred to Bangladesh in May 2015 and will join its sister ship the Somudra Joy (formerly USCG Jarvis, F-28) as the largest and heaviest frigate in the Bangladesh Navy. A total of 178 Bangladesh Navy personnel took training in the U.S. in three phases in 2015 on operating the ship... ...
Written by RK Yadav
Both India and Bangladesh celebrate December 16 as victory day when Pakistan army was defeated in 1971 war. That is as it should be. But both countries are silent on the role and sacrifices of brave intelligence officers of RAW who played a pivotal and decisive role in this war under the leadership of late RN Kao, founder of RAW. Not a single word is uttered for them or has been in the last 44 years... ...
Written by S. M. Ali, PhD
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who holds the Defence portfolio in the national cabinet, announced in early September 2015 that two submarines, currently under construction overseas, would join the Bangladesh Navy in mid-2016.
She said that base facilities and supporting infrastructure were receiving her administration’s ‘priority’. Commissioning Bangladesh’s first indigenously-built fleet oil tanker and four landing craft, she listed the steps her government had taken to modernize and expand the fleet with US, South Korean, Chinese and indigenous platforms, armaments and related systems... ...
Written by Ken Gude, Center For American Progress
The incredible barbarism perpetrated by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, too often dissuades those in the West from any meaningful assessment of the group’s strategy and tactics. From beheading or burning alive captives to slaughtering entire minority populations and gunning down innocent civilians in previously quiet streets, the violence is incomprehensible and thus can appear devoid of reason or planning. That is far from the truth... ...
Written by BDJ Desk
India has successfully test-fired a new Long Range Surface-To-Air Missile (LRSAM) jointly developed with Israel on 29 December 2015 achieving a significant milestone in enhancing its anti missile defence capability. The missile, a variant of Israeli Barak 8 is capable of countering aerial threats at extended ranges was fired from stealth warship INS Kolkata.
The missile successfully intercepted aerial targets at extended range maneuvering air-breathing target mimicking an attacking combat aircraft. The test validated all the elements related to the naval and land-based variants of the missile including the phased array radar, battle management system, communications and the interceptor... ...
Written by Hamid Hussain
Zey paizhenam tor makhey, kho millat mein na poye jhi
Pukhtun sta da lasa khwar dey, Kabul sta da lasa chur dey
(I know all the black faces but my nation doesnt understand Pukhtun is homeless and Kabul is devastated because of them)
Zre mein suchoonon saudagannon ukharh
Graana raza Kabul leiwanoon ukharh
(the anguish has shattered my heart
Come my dear, your Kabul is being devoured by the lunatics)
Abdullah Moqoroi – Afghan poet and singer... ...
Written by BDJ Desk
Beijing plans to set up a naval facility in Djibouti, East Africa, to boost counter-piracy and peacekeeping efforts, officials say. The future Chinese installation will be near a US airbase reportedly used for the Pentagon’s drone operations... ...