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Bangladesh has significantly bolstered its military capabilities by incorporating advanced anti-tank ammunition into its arsenal. This move marks a pivotal moment in the modernization of the country’s armed forces.

The new weaponry, supplied by the Spanish arms manufacturer Instalaza, includes the powerful Alcotan-100 (M2) anti-tank weapon. This system has gained international recognition for its effectiveness against armored vehicles, particularly those of Russian origin. This is significant for Bangladesh, considering the prevalence of such equipment in the region.

The acquisition of these advanced weapons was prominently displayed during the annual parade of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB). This public showcase underscores the importance the Bangladeshi government places on strengthening its military preparedness.

The move comes amidst rising tensions in neighboring Myanmar. Political instability and military actions in Myanmar have caused concern in Bangladesh, potentially motivating the country to invest in its defensive capabilities.