Foreign military officials visited the Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training (BIPSOT) at Rajendrapur Cantonment on Monday as part of the multinational military exercise ‘ShantirOgroshena’ organised by the Bangladesh Army.
General MM Naravane, Chief of Army Staff of India, Brigadier General DarjiRinchen, Deputy Chief of Operations of the Bhutanese Army, Lieutenant General Dennis Gyllensporre, Force Commander UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, and Lieutenant General Sidki Daniel Traore, Force Commander UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Region, visited BIPSOT.The visiting guests observed various training activities of BIPSOT and exchanged views with the Commandant of the organisation on the training of Bangladeshi peacekeepers.
It is to be noted that BIPSOT is an international standard training institute of Bangladesh Army and Armed Forces where UN peacekeeping operations, peace and security training of peacekeepers from different countries of the world are provided.
Maj Gen Abdul Quayyum Mollah, Commandant of BIPSOT, welcomed all the guests.
In addition to presenting BIPSOT’s important training activities, an important mandate of current peacekeeping operations - in the light of adverse conditions ‘Protection of Civilian’ a practical exercise is displayed.
During the visit, Lt Gen SM Matiur Rahman, General Officer Commanding, Army Training and Doctrine Command (ARTDOC) and directors of various directorates of the Army Headquarters were also present.
Visiting foreign guests highly appreciated the quality of BIPSOT training and training facilities and the great contribution of Bangladeshi peacekeepers in world peacekeeping.