Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training

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Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training
Formation1999
HeadquartersRajendrapur Cantonment, Gazipur, Bangladesh
Region served
Bangladesh
Official language
Bengali
WebsiteBangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training

Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training or BIPSOT[1] is a military owned and operated institution that trains Bangladesh military and police personnel on peacekeeping in UN missions. It is located in Rajendrapur Cantonment, Gazipur, Bangladesh.[2][3] It also trains military personnel of friendly nations.[4]

The Commandant of BIPSOT is Major General Sajjadul Haque, SUP, afwc, psc

History[edit]

The institute was formed on June 1999 by the Sheikh Hasina led Awami League Government.[2][5] In 2011, Ban Ki Moon, Secretary general of the UN visited the institute and noted the role of Bangladeshi Peacekeepers in UN missions.[6] In 2016, The Royal Thai Army expressed interest to use the institute.[7] The language lab of the institute provides training in foreign languages such as French.[8] It has trained more than 10,000 Bangladeshi peacekeepers.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bangladesh Army Maj Gen to be deputy force commander of UN peacekeepers in Darfur". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b Khan, Saleh Uddin; Waheduzzaman, Syed. "Military". en.banglapedia.org. Banglapedia. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Attempts Made to Alter Mandates without Consulting Host States, Says Delegate, as Fourth Committee Continues Review of United Nations Peacekeeping". reliefweb.int. ReliefWeb. 22 October 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Bangladesh formulating national peacekeeping strategy, says Hasina". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  5. ^ "New military equipment purchase underway". thedailystar.net. The Daily Star. 25 December 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  6. ^ Iyer, L. Ramnarayan (27 March 2016). "Bangladesh's diplomatic role in UN Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding". saudigazette.com.sa. Saudi Gazette. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Royal Thai Army wants peacekeeping training in Bangladesh". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  8. ^ "UN keen to take more Bangladeshi peacekeepers". thedailystar.net. The Daily Star. 16 September 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  9. ^ "UN News - Bangladesh offers lessons on climate change and disaster risks – Ban". UN News Service Section. United Nations News Service Section. 14 November 2011. Retrieved 4 November 2016.