Dhaka, 29 March: – Chief of Air Staff of Bangladesh Air Force Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan, BBP, BUP, nswc, fawc, psc returned home on Monday (28-03-2022) after an official visit to Australia. Mentionable that Chief of Air Staff left Dhaka for Australia on Friday (18-03-2022) for an official visit along with spouse and two entourages at the invitation of Air Marshal MEG Hupfeld, AO, DSC, Chief of Air Staff, Royal Australian Air Force.
During the visit, the Chief of Air Staff attended the ‘Air and Space Power Conference-2022’ at the National Convention Center in Canberra, Australia. This conference was also attended by Chiefs of Royal Air Force, US Pacific Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force, Maldives National Defense Force, Sri Lanka Air Force, German Air Force, Indian Air Force, Thai Air Force, Military Advisor 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 focused 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 Bangladesh Air Force also joined the “Sir Richard Williams Foundation Conference” which was focused on exploring the force multiplying capability and increasingly complex requirements associated with Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). These two visits offered opportunity for Chief of Air Staff, Bangladesh Air Force 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 Bangladesh Air Force.
The existing bilateral relations between Royal Australian Air Force and Bangladesh Air Force will be further strengthened by this visit.