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  1. As far as I can understand from the name, it seems like the NIDB does internal intelligence work.
  2. Afaik, it is a branch of DGFI. The full form of the abbreviation is the National Intelligence Department of Bangladesh.
  3. Bangladesh, Indian scholars slam Tripura govt for ‘demolition’ of 1971 war memorials IANS Agartala Published: 07 Jul 2021, 03:48 Bangladesh, Indian scholars slam Tripura govt for ‘demolition’ of 1971 war memorialsIANS A number of intellectuals and social organisations of India and Bangladesh have condemned the Tripura governments “demolition” of the memorials of the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war in Agartala. Tripura government officials, however, said that all the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war memorials have been shifted to the Lichubagan park on the outskirts of Agartala, where the Albert Ekka war memorial is being built up. An official of the Agartala Smart City Project (ASCP) said that the Tripura government had undertaken a Rs 48.3 million project to construct a war memorial at the Lichubagan park to commemorate the 1971 India-Pakistan war, which resulted in the creation of sovereign Bangladesh. A joint statement of 20 leading Bangladeshi intellectuals said that the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war memorials at the Post Office Chowmuhani in the heart of Agartala are the historic reminiscent of the liberation war and the new generations can learn about the bloody battle after witnessing the commemorative war armours, a battle tank and big guns. “These memorials are the testimony of the sacrifice of the warriors of India and Bangladesh,” said the statement, which was circulated in Agartala on Tuesday. Prominent Bangladeshi intellectuals, including Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury, Hasan Azizul Haque, Ramendu Majumder, Selina Hossain, Shahariar Kabir, Asaduzzaman Noor, MP, and noted filmmaker Nasiruddin Yousuff Bacchu have also demanded resetting of the memorials in their old place at Post Office Chowmuhani. The Tripura Sanskriti Samannay Kendra (TSSK), a CPI-M backed literary-cultural organisation, has also condemned the Tripura government for the “demolition” of the 1971 war memorials. TSSK general secretary Bibhu Bhattacharjee said that the Post Office Chowmuhani was the central point of the liberation war and almost regularly various performances and cultural events were staged there during the nine-month long battle as a mark of solidarity to the martyrs and soldiers and that’s why the significant war memorials were placed at the popular central point. Bangladesh, Indian scholars slam Tripura govt for ‘demolition’ of 1971 war memorialsIANS The TSSK and various other organisations have also demanded retune of the memorials at the Post Office Chowmuhani. An official of the ASCP said that the shifting of the war memorials to the Lichubagan park had started in November last year and one more memorial was taken to the new place last week. He said the Post Office Chowmuhani in the middle of Agartala was a war memorial that housed one battle tank, one artillery gun and other war materials captured from East Pakistan during the 1971 war. “The army also had a small war memorial at Lichubagan, dedicated to the martyrs of the 1971 war. Lance Naik Albert Ekka was awarded Param Vir Chakra for the battle of Gangasagar (in Bangladesh), which was a part of the 1971 war theatre. He had saved Agartala from getting captured by the Pakistani forces. “A replica of the existing 40-feet victory pillar at the Post Office Chowmuhani has been constructed at the Lichubagan park,” the official said. He said that it was a long standing demand of the Indian Army to construct a bigger war memorial by combining both of these war memorials. The Indian Army and the Tripura Sainik Board had raised this issue with chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb after the BJP-led government came to power in the state in 2018. The ASCP official said that the war memorial project was taken up under the Smart City Mission. He said that to ease traffic congestion in the city, the historic tank, the artillery gun and other memorials were shifted to the under-construction war memorial. “The 1971 war comprised two major operations -- Operation Cactus Lily and Operation Nut Cracker -- and the 57 Mountain Division was actively involved in both operations with fire power support from the 57 Mountain Artillery Brigade,” sai Manas Paul, a defence analyst. “Both the operations progressed from Agartala westwards towards Dhaka. The war finally culminated on 16 December 1971 with the unconditional surrender of 93,000 Pakistani soldiers. Lt. Gen. Jagjit Singh Aurora, Maj. Gen. Ian Cardozo, Lt. Arun Khetrapal, and Lance Naik Albert Ekka are a few of our war heroes,” Paul added. He underscored the valiant sacrifices made by the officers and soldiers of the Indian Army, especially Lance Naik Albert Ekka (of Jharkhand). Paul said: “The Indian Army, accompanied by the people of the then East Pakistan, fought the war most effectively and decisively to protect the sovereignty of both present day Bangladesh and India.” Link: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://en.prothomalo.com/bangladesh/bangladesh-in-world-media/bangladesh-indian-scholars-slam-tripura-govt-for-demolition-of-1971-war-memorials&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwjjv8j01trxAhUIxTgGHfyeDMgQFjAAegQICRAB&usg=AOvVaw3g2D2heHnVmQs6qE08RUVb
  4. FB post claims BJP minister Nisith Pramanik was 'born in Bangladesh' BANGLADESH TBS Report 11 July, 2021, 09:30 am Last modified: 11 July, 2021, 09:33 am Pramanik is also the first central minister from the Cooch Behar district of West Bengal. Nitish Pramanik. Photo: Collected 'Pujar Mala', a Facebook page located in Bangladesh, sparked a controversy when it posted that the Indian Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Nisith Pramanik, was born in the Harinathpur of Gaibandha in Bangladesh. Partha Pratim Roy, the head of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in north Bengal, got involved in the debate and questioned Pramanik's qualifications, according to India Today. Former MLA Partha Pratim Roy said Nisith Pramanik should come clean about whether he was born in India or Bangladesh, and if the statement is false, he should take legal action against the Facebook page. Roy told reporters, "As a concerned citizen, I claim that Union Home MoS Nisith Pramanik should clarify the allegations whether he is the son of Cooch Behar or of Gaibandha in Bangladesh. Or take legal action against this page and bring the truth out. However, I have heard that another Bangladeshi portal has claimed the same." The BJP MP Nisith Pramanik, is the youngest politician in the Union cabinet, having been appointed as a Minister of State at the age of 35. Pramanik is also the first central minister from the Cooch Behar district of West Bengal. Link: https://www.tbsnews.net/bangladesh/fb-post-claims-bjp-minister-nisith-pramanik-was-born-bangladesh-273085
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  6. Exclusive: China Has Built Village In Arunachal, Show Satellite Images The village, located on the banks of the River Tsari Chu, lies in the Upper Subansiri district, an area which has been long disputed by India and China and has been marked by armed conflict. Written by Vishnu Som Updated: January 18, 2021 7:42 pm IST By Nov 1, 2020, China completed construction of a village, 4.5 kms in Arunachal Pradesh. High res: here Highlights The village consists of 101 homes, satellite images show New village in Arunachal Pradesh nearly 4.5 km in Indian territory Village is in Upper Subansiri district - marked by India, China conflict New Delhi: China has constructed a new village in Arunachal Pradesh, consisting of about 101 homes, show satellite images accessed exclusively by NDTV. The same images, dated November 1, 2020, have been analysed by several experts approached by NDTV, who confirmed that the construction, approximately 4.5 kms within Indian territory of the de facto border, will be of huge concern to India. Though this area is Indian territory, according to official government maps, it has been in effective Chinese control since 1959. However, earlier only a Chinese military post existed, but this time a full-fledged village that can house thousands has been built. The village, located on the banks of the River Tsari Chu, lies in the Upper Subansiri district, an area which has been long disputed by India and China and has been marked by armed conflict. It was constructed in the eastern range of the Himalayas even as Indian and Chinese soldiers confronted each other in their deadliest clash in decades, thousands of kilometres away in the Western Himalayas in Ladakh. In June last year, 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash in the Galwan Valley. China has never publicly stated how many casualties its own army suffered. The stand-off in Ladakh continues through this winter with thousands of soldiers from both sides deployed on the frontline at extreme altitudes in sub-zero temperatures. The latest image that establishes the village in question is dated November 1, 2020. The image dated a little more than a year before that - August 26, 2019 - does not show any construction activity. So, the village was set up in the last year. No village in this area in August, 2020. By November 2020, 101 homes appear in completed village. Click here for high resolution image In response to NDTV's detailed questions, the Foreign Ministry, which was also sent the satellite images, did not challenge what the pictures show. "We have seen recent reports on China undertaking construction work along the border areas with India. China has undertaken such infrastructure construction activity in the past several years." The government says it remains committed to improving border infrastructure. ''Our Government too has stepped up border infrastructure including the construction of roads, bridges etc, which has provided much needed connectivity to the local population along the border.'' In October last year, China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson said, "For some time, the Indian side has been ramping up infrastructure development along the border and stepping up military deployment that is the root cause for the tensions between the two sides." There are, however, no signs of Indian road or infrastructure development in the immediate vicinity of the new Chinese village. New Chinese village lies 4.5 kms south of the the external boundary of India (Survey of India). Click here for high resolution image In fact, in November 2020, which is when this satellite image was taken, the BJP MP from Arunachal Pradesh, Tapir Gao, had warned the Lok Sabha of Chinese incursions in his state, referring specifically to the Upper Subansiri district. This morning, he told NDTV that this includes the construction of a new double-lane road. ''Construction is still going on. China has entered more than 60-70 kms inside the upper Subansiri district if you follow the path along the river. They are constructing a road along the river known locally as the Lensi as it flows in the direction of the Subansiri river.'' The Foreign Ministry did not respond directly to a question on whether the village construction has been diplomatically raised with Beijing. It said to NDTV, ''The government keeps a constant watch on all developments having a bearing on India's security and takes all the necessary measures to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity.'' An authentic online map of the Surveyor General of India, used by the government as its official map, clearly shows that the Chinese village lies well within Indian territory. Screenshots of official map of Survey of India show location of Chinese village inside Indian territory. Click here for high resolution image The images with NDTV have been procured from Planet Labs Inc, satellite imagery experts who monitor the planet on a daily basis. They show the exact coordinates of the new village, which lies north of a large square-shaped structure, believed by defence analysts to be a Chinese military post, first captured as an image over a decade ago by Google Earth. The new images with NDTV indicate that this post has also been substantially upgraded. New Chinese village lies 1 km north of an existing Chinese military post, which has been upgraded over the last decade. Click here for high resolution image Google Earth images also indicate that the village lies south of the McMahon Line, the demarcation between Tibet and India's Northeast which New Delhi believes marks the boundary between India and China in the region. This line is disputed by Beijing. According to Claude Arpi, an expert in India-China relations, ''The village is well South of the McMahon [Line] and the Indian perception of the Line of Actual Control.'' While explaining that this has historically been a disputed area, the construction of the new village, he says, ''is an extraordinarily serious issue as it has many other implications elsewhere on the boundary.'' Construction of this village appears to be a violation of a key part of multiple agreements reached with India that ask both countries to "safeguard due interests of their settled populations in the border areas'' and decree that ''Pending an ultimate settlement of the boundary question, the two sides should strictly respect and observe the line of actual control and work together to maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas.'' ''The imagery is clearly showing the Chinese construction of a residential area within India's claimed border,'' says Sim Tack, a leading military analyst on armed conflicts. ''It's important to note that the Chinese military has maintained a small forward position in this valley since 2000'' says Mr Tack. This position ''has allowed China to advance observation into the valley for many years, [and] has been seemingly uncontested.'' This has ''allowed gradual upgrades of mobility from China into the valley (roads and bridges) over time, eventually culminating in the recent construction of this village.'' The Tsari Chu river valley has a history of clashes between India and China dating back to 1959. A formal note of protest sent by Delhi to Beijing at the time says Chinese soldiers fired without notice on an Indian forward post "which was twelve strong but eight Indian personnel somehow managed to escape.'' ''China is opening another front against India by taking its "salami-slicing" tactics to Arunachal Pradesh,'' says strategic affairs expert Dr Brahma Chellaney. ''Its encroachment on an area that clearly falls within India underscores the stealth and speed with which it is redrawing facts on the ground, with little regard for the geopolitical fallout.'' https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/china-has-built-village-in-arunachal-pradesh-show-satellite-images-exclusive-2354154
  7. On 11th of June the Finance Minister will produce budget for the next financial year. Due to current covid-19 pandemic government has many other priorities and social security schemes. What u think where there will be any sledgehammer on the defense budget (official and undisclosed ) and ur expectations? My argument is as many renowned international financial institutions saying our economy will jump in next year, neighbours will do anything to stop our growth. So, as we don't have monetary crisis, we can't stop to build our deterrence. It is 'safeguard'. https://www.google.com/url?q=https://tbsnews.net/economy/imf-too-projects-2pc-gdp-growth-bangladesh-69421&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwi6r86f-LLpAhWKeX0KHTL-BYMQFjAGegQIAxAB&usg=AOvVaw3t2_9wDZz2sru_4eQ5roEn
  8. india is yet to use kaliber and russia didnt sell to burma. so put ur heart at ease
  9. China can't sell any missile or rocket or bomb ranging more than 300 km. They promised to honour mtcr. So our future type-a gmlrs and their srbm will have same range,most possibly
  10. USA to Support Bangladesh For Developing An Unmanned Aircraft System Bangladesh Military News / Bangladesh Armed Forces, Bangladesh Army, Defence News, UN Peacekeeping, United Nations, United Nations News, Unmanned Aircraft system (UAS), US-Bangladesh Relations / April 6, 2019 The United state Department of Defense will be Supporting Bangladesh for developing an Unmanned Aircraft system (UAS) capability for deployment to UN peacekeeping operations . Statement from the US State department said: “Our pledge includes the provision of at least $13 million in support of Bangladesh’s commitment to develop an unmanned aerial system (UAS) capability for deployment to a UN peacekeeping operation.” Currently USA operate the greatest number of UAV Fleet in the world . The Most used MQ-1A/B Predator and MQ-1C Gray Eagle both Unite cost more than 20 Million USD . As per the 13 Million Donation to Bangladesh , The US Army ScanEagle can be a viable candidates for long-endurance, low-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle . Scan Eagle Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Its cost US$3.2 million for 4 drones and ground system . ScanEagle carries a stabilized electro-optical and/or infrared camera on a lightweight inertial stabilized turret system, and an integrated communications system having a range of over 62 miles (100 km); it has a flight endurance of over 20 hours. ScanEagle has a 10.2-foot (3.1 m) wingspan a length of 4.5 feet (1.4 m) and a mass of 44 pounds (20 kg) and can operate up to 80 knots (92 mph; 150 km/h) United State Department said in a 29 March statement, adding that the US Department of Defense will be “further providing training, technology, and subject matter expertise on a variety of topics, including advising the UN & Bangladesh on how to incorporate and more effectively employ UAS capabilities into their missions Surveillance Drone System for Bangladesh Previously in 2017 Bangladesh released a request-for-proposals (RFP) for an unmanned aerial system (UAS) for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations . The UAV to have a minimum cruise speed of at least 140 km/h and a loiter speed capped at 140 km/h (or lower). The UAV must have a maximum speed of 200 km/h or more and a flight ceiling of approximately 20,000 ft . References: US supporting Bangladeshi development of UAS for UN deployment | Jane’s 360 link: https://bdnewsnet.com/bangladesh/bdmilitary/usa-to-give-bangladesh-army-13-million-for-uav-unmanned-aerial-vehicle/
  11. bd sent new schedule where he willnt r go any public place. india is yet to answer. source: bbc bangla
  12. last time it was heard that BCG will get two hovercrafts and will get its training from indian CG
  13. no wonder France cleared 3.3-billion USD worth of both civil and military articles. evev now PM openly asked for cooperation, rafale is highly unlikely. GM 400 will come from France. BTW @Syed Amar Khan you didnt mention 'western' LPC tender. I feel french design has better chance
  14. BBC Bangla on yesterday said the SOUTH-BLOCK indicated 'some important' deals will be singed during Modi's state visit
  15. yes! yes!! yes!!! my life long dream came true (partially) i had been waiting to hear when bd will attend this exercise. thanks @Hasnat Shahriyar Nahin for sharing the most exciting news of this year. i am more excited than came to know about apache news. bcuz,this exercised is thought to be the most complex amphibious exercise in the world, afaik
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