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Air chief leaves for Australia

Published : 19 Mar 2022 10:03 PM | Updated : 20 Mar 2022 02:29 PM

Chief of Air Staff of Bang­ladesh Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan left Dhaka for Australia on Friday on an official visit, said an ISPR hand out on Saturday.

He left the country along with his spouse and two entourage members at the invitation of Air Marshal MEG Hupfeld, Chief of Air Staff of Royal Australian Air Force.

During the visit, he will attend the ‘Air and Space Power Conference-2022’ at the National Convention Center in Canberra in Australia. This conference will also be attended by Chiefs of Royal Air Force, US Pacific Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force, Maldives National Defence Force, Sri Lanka Air Force, German Air Force, Indian Air Force, Thai Air Force, Military Adviser of UN Peace Operations, high officials from the Air Force of Qatar, Malaysia and Italy. 

The theme of “Air and Space Power Conference-2022” is “Resilience and Innovation in Air and Space”. 

The event will focus on innovative approaches of air and space power for ensuring geo strategic security in the Indo-Pacific region amidst rapidly changing global security scenario. 

The Chief of Air Staff of BAF will also join the “Sir Richard Williams Foundation Conference” which is focused on exploring the force multiplying capability and increasingly complex requirements associated with Unmanned Aerial System (UAS).

These two visits will offer opportunity for Chief of Air Staff of BAF to exchange views with the Air Force delegations attending the conference. It will surely enhance the knowledge for implementing effective methods and plans to deal with upcoming security threats by BAF. 

The existing bilateral relations between Royal Australian Air Force and BAF will be further strengthened by this visit.