This year, Bangladesh Air force (BAF) celebrates 50th anniversary as an Independent Air Force, since its birth during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971. We take great pride in carrying the legacy to our future generation, which was set by our predecessors. Command and Staff Training Institute (CSTI) BAF was established in 1976, as the apex training institute, to educate all officers of BAF as excellent professional war fighting group with uncommon valour. From its inception, CSTI consistently endeavors to prepare officers of BAF as proficient Air Commanders with excellent leadership qualities. Leadership development programme in CSTI rests on the twin prongs of competence and character. We consistently pursue to embrace our Motto “Protiva-Proshikkhon-Progoti”. Behaving with integrity, accountability, initiative and toughness, we commit to improve the character of junior and mid-level officers of BAF. The institute inculcates leadership ethics to strengthen the ability to behave consistently with core values throughout their careers. These leaders are with trust and confidence on each other, operation-minded, critical thinkers, proficient in joint matters, skilled in air power employment with joint war fighting concepts and prepared to meet challenges of today and tomorrow.
To accomplish the assigned tasks, Institute has a world class faculty and staff along with modern facilities to conduct different academic and training curriculum throughout the year. This year has been a year of challenge; but we have overcome these challenges through modernization and digitalization. Presently, the institute is efficient to conduct training on tactical level of air power employment and leadership ethics through both in-house and distant learning training curriculum. Besides, the institute has enhanced its research and analysis facilities through establishing a rich ‘Aerospace Library and Research Centre’.
Much have been done in last decade and still more to develop in future. CSTI looks forward to celebrate the Golden Jubilee with much more achievements.