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Army women complete helicopter rappelling training

Staff Correspondent

2 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

For the first time, female members of the Bangladesh Army have successfully completed landing training from a helicopter with full combat load through rappelling.

The training was recently held at the Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training (BIPSOT) in Rajendrapur.

In preparation for the deployment to the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, a total of five female members of the Bangladesh Army, including 4 female soldiers, led by Captain Yasfin, leader of the Female Engagement Team (FTE) of BANBAT-8, participated in the training.

The female members of the FTE participated in a six-week field training exercise before being deployed to the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali. This rigorous exercise opened a new horizon for the Bangladesh Army and women peacekeepers, which will set a shining example for UN women peacekeepers in the coming days.