BAF to replace contingents in DR Congo

Bangladesh Air Force is going to replace its contingents at United Nations Mission in DR Congo (MONUSCO).

Chief of Air Staff of Bangladesh Air Force Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat briefed the new contingent members at BAF Base Bashar in city’s Tejgaon area on Sunday, said an Inter Services Public Relations Directorate (ISPR) release. 

The Air Chief advised them to discharge their duties with discipline, honesty, professionalism and sincerity to bring good reputation for BAF as well as for the country, said ISPR.

He emphasized to take preventive action to reduce the transmission of coronavirus and remain extra careful about it. 

He also participated in a special munajat arranged for success of the contingent. Among others Principal Staff Officers, Air Officers of Dhaka area, senior BAF officers of Air Headquarters and Bases were present on the occasion. 

A total 320 members of 3 contingents (Utility Aviation Unit, Airfield Support Unit and Air Transport Unit) are proceeding to DR Congo where BAF deployed one C-130B transport aircraft and six MI-17 helicopters with necessary ground support equipment.