Written by General Aziz Ahmed, BSP, BGBM, PBGM, BGBMS, psc, G
In the context of today’s complex operational environment, interoperability is a measure of the degree to which various organisations or individuals are able to operate together to achieve a common goal. Commonly, interoperability involves parameters like standardisation, integration and cooperation. Interoperability specifics, however, are not well defined... ...
Written by Fakhrul Islam
“Whoever controls the Indian Ocean will dominate Asia, the destiny of the world will be decided on its waters.” The great American geostrategic thinker who outlined the geostrategic future and predicted the conflicts that the United States will face in the centuries to come was not far off, rather on point, when he remarked the above about the Indian Ocean in the late 1800s... ...
Written by Ahmed Sharif
In June 2017, Israel successfully launched a ballistic missile from a container, which was placed on the deck of a ship at sea. With this experiment, Israel brought forward that old argument that any ship can be a warship. There are two aspects of this missile test. One, a missile can be hidden inside a container-carrying ship... ...
Written by BDJ Desk
The Bangladesh Navy (BN) has received the last two of the four Shadhinota (Type C13B)-class corvettes it ordered from China in late 2015.
The two new 90m long ships, which have been named BNS Sangram (with pennant number F113) and BNS Prottasha (F114), were handed over to Bangladesh Navy on March 28 and arrived at the naval base in Chittagong on 27 April... ...
Written by Bashir Ahmed
A horrific wave of terrorism hit Sri Lanka. The island nation came under attack by National Thowheeth Jama'at, a militant group with evil ideology causing high scale of casualty, communal tensions and security threat to the whole region. It is the worst violence the country has witnessed since the end of a brutal 26-year long civil war which ended a decade ago... ...
Written by Maj Reza Ul Karim (Retd)
India claimed that it has attacked an outpost of the Pakistan based militant organization Jaish-e-Mohammed as a retaliation for the suicide car bomb attack on a convoy of Indian para-military force on February 14 in J&K’s Pulwama district. IAF’s fighter jets carried out this counter-attack inside Pakistani airspace at dawn on February 26... ...
World witnesses white supremacist terrorism New Zealand mosque shootings claiming 50 Muslim worshipers
Written by Bashir Ahmed
‘There was blood everywhere, dead bodies were laying down on the floor, numbers of wounded people including women and children were asking help to survive’- this scenario was painted by Brenton Harrison Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian born terrorist with the evil ideology of white supremacy at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand... ...
Written by Lt Col A T M Hasan Ahmed (Retd)
1. To the outside world Burma Campaign used to be known as the forgotten war due to its less attention compared to other theatres of war during World War II (WWII). Fought by a combination of nationalities on the allied side, it provided a common rallying point against the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA). Due to the sporadic weather and harsh terrain, it was one the longest campaign in World War II and began with the invasion of Burma by the 15th Japanese Army in 1942 and ended with its defeat in 1945. Japanese entered on this side of theatre with a aim to acquire raw materials and to expand the Japanese imperialism. With humiliating surrender of British, Australian and Indian troops in the Malay peninsula and in Singapore Japanese could have stopped and consolidated there. But they proceeded with accomplishment and entered Burma... ...
Written by Fakhrul Islam
The two belligerent neighbors, India and Pakistan have fought three wars, of which three—in 1947–1948, 1965, and a localized conflict across the LoC in 1999—have centered on the territorial dispute over Jammu and Kashmir and the war of 1971, which is also part of the liberation struggle of and resulted in the creation of Bangladesh. There’s a common denominator to these conflicts: all of these wars happened before any of the two had developed their nuclear arsenal... ...
Written by Abu Rushd
It was the end of 1985, we were in our fourth term in Bangladesh Military Academy, preparing for the toughest exercise in our two-year long training regime, which was rightfully named as the “Acid Test”. We had to attend this same trial in our third term as shadow enemies to our senior course. Indeed, it was stressful and hectic in ways more than one as the name of the trial suggests. Suddenly we were notified that the “Acid Test” had been canceled for us, the fourth termers, and the time for that would be dedicated to practicing for our passing out parade... ...