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Army chief on official visit to Switzerland

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 5 October, 2022 12:00 AM
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Chief of Army Staff General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed left Dhaka for Switzerland on Tuesday on a seven-day official visit.

During the visit, he will visit ‘Rheinmetall Air Defence Company’, the armament factory of Switzerland.

The state-of-the-art air defence system Oerlikon, Air Defence System manufactured by Rheinmetall Air Defence Company, has been inducted into Bangladesh Army. The remaining Oerlikon Gun System procured is in the process of being manufactured which will be observed by the Chief of Army Staff and firing observation to verify its effectiveness.

During the visit, the Chief of Army Staff will have a courtesy call on the Swiss Armed Forces and senior officers of the Army.

After the visit, the Chief of Army Staff will leave Switzerland on October 9. The army chief is scheduled to return home on October 11.