Dhaka, Oct. 27 -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina underscored her belief that the Bangladesh Army will always be prepared to make any necessary sacrifice in the nation's hour of need.

Hasina was virtually addressing a ceremony arranged on Wednesday to hand over the national flag to the Mujib and Rowshan Ara regiments while passing the national flag to 10 units of the army.

"Besides preserving the sovereignty of the country, the Bangladesh Army is playing a crucial role in combating natural and man-made disasters while contributing to our socio-economic and infrastructural development," she said.

"Army personnel played a leading role in preventing the spread of the coronavirus through Operation COVID Shield. They brought honour and dignity...