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  1. ~Phoenix~ Bangladesh

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    All military related news of BA,BAF,BN,BGB,BCG,RAB and other forces.
     
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    Some of the very recent structural and procuring related development by Bangladesh Army this year:
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    - Work is progressing fast for establishing the new Infantry Division in Lebukhali-Patuakhali near Payra deep sea port. A lot of equipment has already been ordered, supply will begin next year.
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    - 100 x Tri-Shark speed boats with OBMs have been ordered for the new Riverine Infantry Brigade at Mithamoin. This is of course following Type A LCU tender.
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    - 5000 x NIV Bullet Proof (PASGT) type Combat Helmets with ear protection, with compatibility for NVG mount (Monocular and Binocular), microphone and radio-telephone system.
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    - 2562 x Head to Head communication set (personal radio set) along with head phone and mouth piece, radio set to be fixed with the arm. Communication range: 1000m close urban area and 1500m in open terrain.
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    - 1952 x GPS with 4 hour battery back up and water proof for 30 minutes. Should be able to generate report in Military Grid reference (GR) system, should be available to store picture and to load digital map used by Bangladesh Army.
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    - 300 x Walkie Talkie sets with accessories.
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    - 4 x Engineer sweeping equipment, 2 x bomb disposal equipment, 2 x Improvised Explosive Device disposal equipment.
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    - 2 x CIED Robot & large Robot Platform, 2 x Bomb Jammer (cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth), 2x Portable Explosive Detector.
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    - 26,250 bandoleers for BD-08 and Type 56 - This means its for a new infantry division as an infantry division has 24,000 members.
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    - $11 million deal with Australian manufacturer Barrett Communications for UHF and HF radio sets.
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    - Equipment for Special Forces Command with Paracommandos and Airborne brigades. Usually this means a squadron of airborne capable tanks, ultra-light 155mm artillery, helicopters, big transport aircraft, night vision devices, anti-tank weapons, MANPADS, sniper rifles, ATGM, mortars and other types of equipment.

    Source : www.defencebd.com
     
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    Dockyard and Engineering Works, Narayanganj launches a new class of coastal patrol craft named as "Shobuj Bangla".
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    The first unit of the class CGS Shobuj Bangla was launched at the Navy own shipyard near Dhaka on last Thursday (01/12/2016) at a launching ceremony attended by Director General of the Bangladesh Coast Guard Rear Admiral AMMM Aurangzeb Chowdury as its chief guest.

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    • Length : 51.40m.
    • Breadth (Moulded):7.00m
    • Draught(Max): 1.96m
    • Displacrment: 297 tonnes
    • Maximum speed: 23.0kn
    • Main Engine: 02 × 2240KW, DEUTZ, Germany.
    • Propeller: 02 × Fixed pitch propeller
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    • 2 × 25mm semi-automatic Gun
    • 2 × 14.5mm Gun
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    • Complement: 45 persons
    • Cruising Rang: 1500 Nautical mile
    • Sea keeping ability: Able to operate at sea state 4 and can sustain up to sea state 6.
    • Able to tow another vessel of similar displacement.
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    Source : Bangladesh Defence www.defencebd.com
     
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    The United Nations requests Bangladesh for a infantry battalion composed of 850 personnel for a peacekeeping mission in Sudan.
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    United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) in a letter to the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the UN recently urged the government to contribute with a coordinated infantry battalion composed of 850 personnel, said a press release of the permanent mission today.
    .The battalion has to be deployed within the shortest possible time to meet the immediate requirement in Wau area of South Sudan, said the release.
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    The government of Bangladesh has promptly accepted the offer and necessary preparations are underway for the speedy and smooth deployment.
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    Bangladesh also received offer of contributing an Engineering Company of 260 personnel last month. Both the compliments are expected to be deployed shortly under “United Nations Mission in South Sudan” (UNMISS).
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    The release said these offers have been received on the basis of pledges that were made by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during “Leaders’ Summit on Peacekeeping” in September last year in New York.
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    Source: Bangladesh Defence
     
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    Bangladesh Armed Forces decline Indian military hardware offer. Instead counter offer to train Indian military officers in Bangladeshi military institutions.
    ঢাকা সফররত ভারতের প্রতিরক্ষামন্ত্রীর দেয়া ভারত থেকে সকল সামরিক অস্ত্রপাতি ও প্যাকেজ প্রস্তাব ফিরিয়ে দিয়েছে বাংলাদেশ! উল্টো পালটা প্রস্তাবে মাননীয় রাষ্ট্রপতি ভারতের আর্মি অফিসারদের বাংলাদেশী সামরিক ইন্সটিটিউট গুলোর কাছে ট্রেনিং নেয়ার প্রস্তাব করেছেন।
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    India’s Defence Minister Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikararrived on a 2 day state visit to Bangladesh on 30/11/2016 to boost military ties between the two neighbouring countries.
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    His visit comes days after the Bangladesh Navy announced that it had taken delivery of its first submarines from China.
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    Defence Minister Parrikar brought with him an entourage of Indian military officers to Dhaka.
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    He met with Bangladesh’s President Abdul Hamid and discussed matters of mutual interest such as counter-terrorism, establishment of regional peace and military cooperation.
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    The Bangladesh President offered more training to Indian military officers at Bangladesh’s military institutions for deepening the ties between the two military forces further. Bangladesh and India agreed to conduct more joint exercises involving their respective Special Forces, navies and air forces.
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    The Indian Defence Minister brought with him a list of military equipment and services that Bangladesh could avail including overhauling MiG-29’s at Indian facilities, Offshore Patrol Vessels for Bangladesh Coast Guard and T-72 main battle tank training amongst other things however Bangladesh refused all of those offers given they were unnecessary or satisfactorily fulfilled by other countries including China.
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    Bangladesh’s military is currently engaged in modernisation and expansion of its forces with focus on manufacturing military weapons and platforms indigenously. The Bangladesh Navy embarked upon a plan to build most of its ships at its own shipyard as it can utilise three major shipyards under its control. The Bangladesh Ordnance Factories and Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory are manufacturing various land forces weapons, vehicles and war equipment whereas the Bangladesh Air Force manufactures and develops some of its own munitions, parachutes, electronic equipment, engineering and test equipment saving large sums of foreign currency.
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    Bangladesh maintains strong defence ties with China, Europe and Russia, who supply most of its military equipment, provide training and spare parts.
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    Credit © BDmilitary.com
     
  6. ~Phoenix~ Bangladesh

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    Tender of procuring two Anti Submarine and Anti Surface warfare capable helicopters for Bangladesh Navy has been released.
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    From the day of signing the contract the helicopters will have to be delivered within 24 months of the contract.
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    Some interesting facts:
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    • X-band radar
    • Dipping sonar
    • Integration with Otomat Mk II SSM
    • Possible acquisition of Sea Venom SSM
    • A244-S Mod 3 to be main air-launched torpedoes
    • Mk 11 depth charges
    • To be supplied with HMG
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    The Helicopters shall be designed to undertake Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW), Anti Surface Warfare (ASuW), Over the Horizon Targeting (OTHT), Maritime Search and Rescue (MSAR), Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC), Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC) and Special Forces Missions.
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    Source: Directorate General of Defence Purchase : http://dgdp.gov.bd/ ( Government site )

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    Bangladesh takes delivery of another batch of Mi-171 multirole helicopters

    The Russian Helicopters Corporation (a subsidiary of Rostec) has delivered another batch of Mil Mi-171 (NATO reporting name: Hip) helicopters to the Bangladeshi Defense Ministry, the company’s press office told TASS on Nov. 17, 2016.

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    A BAF Mi-171Sh combat and transport helicopter

    (Credit: Bangladesh Air Force)

    "The helicopters were manufactured by the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant on the order of the Defense Ministry of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and were supplied under the contract awarded to the Rosoboronexport Joint Stock Company," the corporation says in its message.

    According to Russian Helicopters Deputy Director General for Sales Vladislav Savelyev, the machines delivered are capable of a broad range of missions, including humanitarian relief and the countering of organized crime and drug trafficking.

    Bangladesh ordered six Mi-171Sh aircraft and a Mi-171E transport helicopter in April 2015. It was not the first deal for aircraft of the type: the country ordered five Mi-171Sh helicopters - an export version of the baseline Mi-8AMTSh - in 2014.

    The Mi-171 rotorcraft is the export version of the Mi-8AMT, which is a slightly modified version of Kazan's Mi-8MTV, built in Ulan-Ude from 1991 and still powered by two TV3-117VM engines. It has a maximum ceiling of 6,000 m.
     
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    Also,it can carry 30 troops or 20 paratroopers or 3 tons of stuff and can be armed with 192 rockets at the same time.



    These ones are for the army aviatation wing which we recieved a few weeks ago I think.
    Here is the snap of one of them. ( It has different camo than the air force ones )
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    Bangladesh is planning to procure eight new multi-role fighters

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    Bangladesh’s Minister of Law Anisul Huq informed the Bangladesh Parliament that the government will be procuring eight multi-role combat aircraft for the Bangladesh Air Force.

    As per local news outlets, such as the Daily News, Mr. Huq noted that the fighter acquisition – alongside the procurement of six Mi-171Sh helicopters, two maritime search and rescue helicopters, one medium-range surface-to-air missile system, and one unmanned aerial vehicle system – will be made in the current fiscal year of 2016-2017.


    Mr. Huq also stated that procurements contracts for two training helicopters, a short-range air defence system, a long-range air surveillance radar, and 11 PT-6 basic trainers were signed in 2015-2016.


    Long-term, the Government of Bangladesh will procure additional multi-role fighters, a new medium-lift helicopter, and a mobile radar system.

    Notes & Comments:

    It appears that the Government of Bangladesh has earmarked 2016-2017 for finalizing much-awaited modernization programs for the armed forces, especially the Bangladesh Air Force, which will see the procurement of multi-role fighter aircraft and enhancements to its integrated air defence system.

    At the end of November, the Bangladesh Directorate General of Defence Purchases (DGDP) released an official tender for two anti-submarine warfare helicopters for the Bangladesh Navy.

    In June, the Government of Bangladesh announced that it had increased the defence budget for 2016-2017 to $2.8 billion U.S. – i.e. a 7% increase from 2015-2016 (IHS Jane’s). At the time, the Dhaka Tribune added that the government would seek financing options from China and Russia to move forward with big-ticket arms acquisitions.









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    According to the MoD, BAF is to procure the following hardwares in 2016-17 fiscal year:
    - 8 × Multirole Fighter Jets or MRCA
    - 2 × Training Helicopters
    - 11 × PT-6 Basic Trainer Aircrafts
    - 6 × MiL Mi-171sh CAS/Transport Helicopters
    - 2 × MSAR Helicopters
    - UAV systems
    - Medium Range Surface to Air Missile system
    - A short Range Air Defence Radar
    - A Long Range Air Defence Radar
    Also, indicates that more MRCAs, Transport Helicopters & Mobile Pulse-Doppler radar systems are to be integrated in the near future.
     
  10. ~Phoenix~ Bangladesh

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    15 days long Exercise Safe Guard-2016 ended yesterday at Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean.
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    Place: Deep sea of Bay of Bengal
    Duration: 15 days
    Number of participating vessels: 53
    Phases: Shaping up, deterrence, domination and culmination

    Apart from Navy, Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Airforce and Bangladesh Coastguard also took part in the exercise.

    The main attraction of last day of exercise was:
    • Launching of 180+km range C-802A Surface to Surface Cruise missiles from Navy's Shadhinota Class guided missile stealth corvette BNS Prottoy (F-112)
    • Destroying target drones by QW-2 MANPAD SAM and FL-3000N SAM Systems.
    • Launching of Anti Submarine Rocket Depth Chargers from Durjoy Class Light Corvette/LPC-M and Submarine chaser BNS Nirbhoy.
    • Hostage rescue operation was demonstrated by Navy's Special Forces SWADS
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    বঙ্গোপসাগরে ক্ষেপণাস্ত্র উৎক্ষেপণসহ আধুনিক সমর কৌশলপ্রদর্শন ও সন্ত্রাসবিরোধী কমান্ডো অপারেশনের মধ্য দিয়ে বাংলাদেশ নৌবাহিনীর বাৎসরিক সমুদ্র মহড়া এক্সারসাইজ ‘সেফ গার্ড-২০১৬’ গতকাল (শনিবার) সম্পন্ন হয়েছে। চারটি ধাপে দীর্ঘ ১৫ দিনব্যাপী নৌবাহিনীর ৫৩টি যুদ্ধজাহাজ, সকল ঘাঁটি, মেরিটাইম পেট্রোল এয়ার ক্রাফট, হেলিকপ্টার, হাই স্পিড বোট ও আধুনিক সমরাস্ত্রে সজ্জিত নৌ কমান্ডো দলসহ নৌ-সদস্যদের সম্মিলিত প্রস্তুতি গ্রহণ শেষে সমাপনী দিনে কাল্পনিক শত্রুপক্ষকে সফলভাবে নির্মূল করার মাধ্যমে এ মহড়া সম্পন্ন হয়। এ সমুদ্র মহড়ার মাধ্যমে দেশেরবিশাল জলসীমার সার্বভৌমত্ব রক্ষার পাশাপাশি সমুদ্রে অবৈধ অনুপ্রবেশ ও চোরাচালান রোধ, গভীর সমুদ্রে উদ্ধার তৎপরতা, মৎস্য ও প্রাকৃতিক সম্পদ সংরক্ষণ, তেল-গ্যাস অনুসন্ধানের ব্লকসমূহে অধিকতর নিরাপত্তা নিশ্চিত করার পাশাপাশি সার্বিকভাবে দেশের ব্লু ইকোনমির উন্নয়নে বাংলাদেশ নৌবাহিনী আরও কার্যকর ভূমিকা রাখতে সক্ষম হবে। ‘সেফ গার্ড-২০১৬’-এর চূড়ান্ত দিনে পরিকল্পনামন্ত্রী আ হ ম মুস্তফা কামাল প্রধান অতিথি হিসেবে উপস্থিত থেকে বিভিন্ন মহড়া প্রত্যক্ষ করেন। এর আগে প্রধান অতিথি বানৌজা বঙ্গবন্ধুতে এসে পৌঁছালে নৌবাহিনী প্রধান এডমিরাল নিজামউদ্দিন আহমেদ এবং কমান্ডার বিএন ফ্লিট কমডোর শেখ আরিফ মাহমুদ তাকে স্বাগত জানান। এ সময় নৌবাহিনীর একটি সুসজ্জিত দল প্রধান অতিথিকে গার্ড অব অনার প্রদান করেন। মহড়ায় উল্লেখযোগ্য অংশ ছিল নৌ-বহরের বিভিন্ন কলাকৌশল অনুশীলন, সমুদ্র এলাকায় পর্যবেক্ষণ, অনুসন্ধান ও উদ্ধার অভিযান, লজিস্টিক অপারেশন, ল্যান্ডিং অপারেশন, উপকূলীয় এলাকায় অবস্থিত নৌ স্থাপনাসমূহেরপ্রতিরক্ষা মহড়া ইত্যাদি। এতে বাংলাদেশ সেনা, বিমান ও কোস্ট গার্ডসহ দেশের বিভিন্ন মেরিটাইম সংস্থা প্রত্যক্ষ-পরোক্ষভাবে অংশগ্রহণ করে। মহড়ার শেষ দিনে নৌবাহিনীর জাহাজসমূহ হতে ভূমি থেকে ভূমিতে নিক্ষেপযোগ্য ক্ষেপণাস্ত্র, ভূমি থেকে আকাশে নিক্ষেপযোগ্য ক্ষেপণাস্ত্র, বিমান বিধ্বংসী কামানের গোলা বর্ষণ, সাবমেরিন বিধ্বংসী গোলা নিক্ষেপ, সারফেস ফায়ারিং, হেলিকপ্টার ডেক ল্যান্ডিং, সোয়াডস ও কমান্ডো টিম কর্তৃক গভীর সমুদ্রেশত্রুপক্ষ দ্বারা অধিকৃত জাহাজ এবং অপহৃত ব্যক্তিদের উদ্ধারের মহড়াসহ বিভিন্ন সমর কৌশল প্রদর্শিত হয়। মহড়ার শেষ পর্যায়ে এতেঅংশগ্রহণকারী নৌবাহিনীর সকল জাহাজ এবং বোটসমূহ স্টীম পাস্ট এবং মেরিটাইম পেট্রোল এয়ার ক্রাফট ও হেলিকপ্টার ফ্লাই পাস্টের মাধ্যমে প্রধান অতিথিকে সম্মান প্রদর্শন করে।মহড়া শেষে প্রধান অতিথি চট্টগ্রাম নৌ অঞ্চলের সকল কর্মকর্তা ও নাবিকদের সফলভাবে অনুষ্ঠিত এ মহড়ার জন্য সকল নৌসদস্যকে অভিনন্দন জানান এবং নৌসদস্যদেরপেশাগতমান, দক্ষতা ও কর্মনিষ্ঠার প্রশংসা করেন। প্রধান অতিথি দেশের স্বাধীনতা, সার্বভৌমত্ব এবং সমুদ্র সম্পদ রক্ষা এবং অর্থনৈতিক উন্নয়নের জন্য একটি শক্তিশালী নৌবাহিনী গঠনে জাতির পিতা বঙ্গবন্ধুর লালিত স্বপ্নের কথা উল্লেখ করেন। সেই লক্ষ্য বাস্তবায়নে তিনি প্রধানমন্ত্রী শেখ হাসিনার অব্যাহত প্রচেষ্টার কথা উল্লেখ করেন। সেই সাথে তিনি বঙ্গোপসাগরে বিশাল সমুদ্রসীমা রক্ষার পাশাপাশি জাতীয় অর্থনীতিতে বাংলাদেশ নৌবাহিনীর সক্রিয় ভূমিকারও প্রশংসা করেন। এ সময় উচ্চ পদস্থ সামরিক ও বেসামরিক ব্যক্তিবর্গ, নৌ সদর দপ্তরের প্রিন্সিপাল স্টাফ অফিসারগণ ও পদস্থ নৌ কর্মকর্তা, নাবিকগণ এবং গণমাধ্যমের সাংবাদিকবৃন্দ উপস্থিত ছিলেন।

    Heres a video of the last day of the exercise.
     
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    New OPV deliveries see Bangladesh Coast Guard continue to expand.

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    Key Points
    • Bangladesh receives first of two pairs of Italian Minerva Class corvettes
    • Deliveries are two of 14 ships expected for the coastguard, a force level increase intended to support Bangladesh's ability to secure its 'blue economy'

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    The Bangladesh Coast Guard's (BCG's) fleet has been boosted with the arrival of the first of two pairs of Italian-built Minerva-class corvettes/offshore patrol vessels (OPVs).

    The two ships, CGS Syed Nazrul (PL-71) and CGS Tajuddin (PL-72), arrived in Chittagong on 2 November.


    The second pair, CGS Mansoor Ali (PL-73) and CGS Kamruzzaman (PL-74), are undergoing finishing touch at Fincantieri facilities in Italy.

    Source : http://www.janes.com/article/65289/new-opv-deliveries-see-bangladesh-s-coastguard-continue-to-expand
     
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    Newly formed counter Terrorism Strike Unit of Bangladesh Army was seen for the first time march-pasting during Victory Day Parade at National Parade Ground on 16th December.
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    They are armed with :
    - Advanced PASGT kevlar ballistic helmet or ACH
    - Night Vision Goggle
    - Helmet mounted light.
    - Kevlar Bulletproof Vest
    - Head to Head communication set (personal radio set) along with head phone and mouth piece, radio set fixed with the arm. Communication range: 1000m close urban area and 1500m in open terrain.
    - GPS with 4 hour battery back up and water proof for 30 minutes. Can be able to generate report in Military Grid reference (GR) system, can be available to store picture and to load digital map.
    - Knee and Elbow cap.
    - Eye protective goggle.
    - HK MP-5A3 Sub machine gun, trusted and reliable weapon for Close quarter battle.
    - Glock side arm.
    - Commando Knife.
    - Flashbangs
    They also have Tharmal/Infrared vision devices, Through wall imaging devices, different carbines, snipers & SMGs and total 18 newer & advanced equipments.
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    Photo Credit : Shadman Al Samee & Shahriar Sonet


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    BANGLADESH AIR FORCE ORDERED AESA RADAR SELEX RAT-31DL
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    The Bangladesh Air Force is going to purchase a long-range air defence radar to be set up in Barisal to bolster security system in the southern region, officials said.
    The cost of the radar to be supplied by Finmeccanica of Italy has been fixed at Tk 147 crore.
    Finmeccanica, also known as Leonardo, was selected by the air force in June from amongst five bidders for the deal.
    Thales Raytheon System of France, Poly Technologies Inc and CETC of China and ANPC of the United States also competed in the bid.
    Officials said that the air force had planned to pay the price in three phases with Tk 110 crore in the current financial year.

    The air force sent a letter to the finance ministry for its approval for the payment of instalments to the supplier from the budgetary allocations.
    The letter said that the radar would be commissioned in Barisal as part of the Forces Goal Vision 2030.
    According to the Forces Goal Vision 2030, the air force has long-term procurement plans including acquiring new generation fighter aircraft between 2020 and 2025.



    SELEX Sistemi Integrati, a Finmeccanica company, signed an agreement with the Procurement department of the Ministry of Defence of the Federal Republic of Germany (BWB), to supply two L-BandLong Range 3D air surveillance Mobile Radars (RAT 31 DL/M) for the German Air Force.


    RAT 31 DL/M Radar systems are based on the technology used for the RAT 31 DL/FADR (Fixed Air Defence Radar) systems, in service or on delivery to a large number of NATO/European and extra European countries, both in fixed or transportable configuration. The compact L-Band RAT 31 DL/M Radar system derives from successful RAT 31 DL, a NATO standard, already selected by eight countries. The current production of these systems carries the highest maturity and technological level.

    The RAT 31 DL/M Radar systems, consisting of a foldable antenna and a shelter, both in two ISO 20 ft packages, can be transported in one A400M type aircraft as well as on truck and rail. This configuration allows for a high degree of mobility and fast deployment/re-deployment of the system, which is carried out autonomously, without external cranes or other on-site technical support, also on unprepared sites.

    The solid-state phased array monopulse radar has got an antenna with an area of 77 m² (11 m·7 m). It works with 42 rows with 52 radiators per row and 42 transmitter/receiver modules with a power of 2 kilowatts. Further advantage is gained from the beam-forming technique used (squintless electronic phase scanning in elevation) which allows the simultaneous independent management of the system's four transmission beams without any break in the frequency band. The detection envelope a 360° in azimuth (a mechanically 6 rpm rotation) up to a range of 270 nautical miles and an altitude up to 92 kft. The RAT-31DL/M includes a fully integrated SIR-M secondary monopulse radar with a maximum range up to 250 nautical miles.


    Source : BD Defence


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    BANGLADESH ARMY CONDUCTS Exercise "Matri-Bhumi" or Exercise Mother-Land.

    The exercise was conducted on the newly recovered island called "Shorno Dip" ( English : Golden Island ).The scenario is that an enemy has taken control of this island and the Army has to retake over the island and overrun the enemy.
    ( PS : The part which they aired to the public seems more like "military show". )

    Here are videos scrapped from the news.




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    Firearms looted from Teknaf Ansar camp recovered, three arrested
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    RAB says search for the missing weapons will continue for two more days.Dhaka Tribune

    RAB personnel recovered several firearms and ammunition looted from the Teknaf Ansar camp last year from Naikhyangchhari, Bandarban in the early hours of Tuesday.

    Rohingya terrorists from Myanmar who came to Bangladesh as refugees attacked at Ansar camp,killing an Ansar member last year.

    Lieutenant Colonel of RAB 7 Ashikur Rahman said they had arrested two Rohingya men – Khairul Amin and Master Abul Kalam Azad – from outside the Kutupalong camp with the firearms around 9pm on Monday.

    Later, another Rohingya man – Hasan Ahmed – was arrested from Teknaf over the Ansar camp attack.

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    Based on their statement, RAB conducted a drive at several hills of Naikhangchhari upzila and recovered a sub-machine gun, six magazines, one Chinese rifle and one M2 Chinese rifle.

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    Robbers attacked Ansar personnel at the Rohingya refugee camp at Nayapara on May 13 last year. They shot dead the outpost’s in-charge Md Ali Hossain, 55, and looted two sub-machine guns, nine rifles and ammunition from the camp’s armoury.

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    RAB says search for the missing weapons will continue for two more days Dhaka Tribune

    Five firearms looted from the Ansar camp have been recovered so far.

    RAB chief Benazir Ahmed and Ansar Director General Mizanur Rahman told the media at the site that the law enforcers would continue their operation for two more days.

    Thousands of Rohingyas are living in two refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar. Many more are believed to be scattered across Bangladesh.

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    Source : Dhaka Tribune


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    FM-90 missiles join Bangladesh Army’s anti-air defence
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    Test fire of an FM-90 missile as part of Bangladesh's growing military arsenal.
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    Bangladesh Army conducted a test firing of the FM-90 surface-to-air missile as the latest addition to its air defence on Tuesday morning at Inani Beach in Cox’s Bazar.

    The FM-90 surface-to-air missile is developed by China and popularly known with its HQ-7 designation.

    The FM-90 missile has a range of 15km radius, and 25km radar and is capable of shooting down hostile aircrafts and cruise missiles. The missile is highly sophisticated and its performance is unaffected by adverse weather and light conditions.


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    The FM-90 has been an integral part of the Bangladesh Air Forces’ air defence.
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    The missiles have a Mach 2.3 speed (750m/s). Each FM-90 unit consists of a search unit, 3 firing units, and a maintenance unit.

    Bangladesh Army stated the missile has greatly augmented our country’s air defence system. The missile has been part of the arsenal of Bangladesh Air Force and Bangladesh Navy for some time now.

    The missile is popular as a short-range anti-air weapon for its practical usage against anti-radar weapons and aircraft. It comes with anti-jamming capabilities (both active and passive),


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    The test launch was conducted by the Adhoc Air Defence Artillery Regiment. Army Chief of Staff General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq and other senior military staff supervised the launch.

    The missile was approved for the army’s Short-Range Air Defence (SHORAD) system back in February 2016.

    Source : Dhaka Tribune

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    Bangladesh Army reveals it has ISRAELI SPIKE-LR Anti-Tank Guided Missiles.

    LoL,what the fuck?
    Israeli stuff? Thats completely outta imagination! Why would we even keep connection with our blood enemies? It completely goes against our doctrine!


    I don't know whether our officials were drunk or whatever happened to them.But during the Bangladesh Development Festival 2017,the Army showed some of its recent procurement.Metis M ATGMs,Mi-171Sh Helicopters,FM-90 SAM System...and then suddenly outta nowhere came the Spike-LR ATGM which caused a mind-fuck amongst military enthuaists all over the country.They also revealed that we procured them during 2011-2012 period.

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    What I can conclude : Since the spike is a very effective lofted tragectory ATGM similar to the Javelin and with a rather low cost.Due to that fact that its Israeli, we had to buy it indirectly - either the Black Market or other operator who has ToT and can locally produce this missile which means,most probably it came from India.




    Other articles :
    https://www.bdmilitary.com/banglade...gladesh-army-reveals-it-operates-spike-atgms/
    https://www.bdmilitary.com/forces-e...d-missiles/spike-lr-anti-tank-guided-missile/


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    A small South Asian country with formidable military capabilities, Bangladesh is a rising major economic and military power in the region.


    The capabilities of Bangladesh Armed Forces is well known to it's neighboring forces since Indo-Pak War of 1965,when Bangladesh Army's the 1st East Bengal Regiment alone gave Indian Army the most humiliating defeat of their history.Seeing no chance to defend Lahore from a full-scale Indian invasion and all Pakistani allies being beaten and retreating,the East Bengal took the most valiant option available - put bombs & mines on themselves and run to the tanks and blow them up along with themselves.That quite ridiculous,but this brave desicion is the sole reason why Lahore and surrounding areas are still part of Pakistan.
    Bangladeshi pilots? They served and maintained Pakistani superiority in aerial engagements through out the war.The most famous pilot of the war,Bangladeshi-born Ace known as M.M. Alam,who shot down 5 Indian jets in one minute only,4 of which were taken out in a 270° hard turn in 23 seconds.

    In during the Six Day Arab-Israeli,even when the Arab allies had a tough time in aerial warfare,Bangladeshi-born pilot Saiful Azam went against the mainstream flow and got more kills against Israeli jets than any other pilot in history,and proved once again the superiority of Bangladeshi pilots.During the war,he initially served with Jordanian Air Force and then with the Iraqi Air Force before returning to homeland.

    Perhaps the Bangladeshi Liberation War during 1971 was the most-known and acknowledged act of Bangladeshi Armed Forces as the newly formed Bangladeshi nation,facing over-whelming enemies and high casualities,struggled against Pakistan to form their own sovereign nation.After decades of tolerating West-Pakistani atrocies,the East-Pakistani population could not take anymore and took to arms after hundreds of thousands were massacred in the blood-soaked streets of Dhaka.They had to take severe damage at the early days of the war wnd the casualities were high.USSR & India supported Bangladesh while USA & China supported Pakistan.USA even sent their navy's largest formation - the 7th Expedition Fleet to the Bay of Bengal to assist the Pakistanis during the war,while the Soviets and Indians countered it with intercepting the US Fleet with a fleet of nuclear submarines,missile cruisers and nuclear threats.After moonsoon hit,the tables began to turn however ; the Bangladeshi side began to take over the war.After succesive operations like Operation Jackpot & Operation Barisal,the Pakistanis seemed to get on the losing side.Millions of freedom fighters fought against the Pakistani side for 9 bloody months and finally attained victory on 16th December,1971.This was not an easy accomplishment at all,they had to earn independence at the cost of 3 million lives,having their whole economy destroyed,the whole country was in anarchy and there were no infastructure.The newly formed state of Bangladesh had to suffer alot of hardships as they tried to re-build and retain its former glory.

    During the Gulf War of 1991,Bangladeshi troops,at the request of the ruler of Saudia Arabia,deployed thousands of troops to defend Saudi Arabia from Iraqi offensive during Operation Desert Shield.These troops also participated in the Coalition Offence of Kuwait known as Operation Desert Storm.After the liberation of Kuwait from Iraqi control,Bangladeshi troops didn't stop - instead,they took a major part in Operation Rebuilding Kuwait and undertook de-mining operations all over Kuwait.


    Defenders Paradise

    Bangladesh has been labeled as Defenders Paradise by military analysts due to it's very strategic geographic layout.According to experts,it is very hard for a single country to beat Bangladesh Army at frontal war due to Bangladesh geographic location and Army's clever layout.

    Soft Alluvian soil means that heavy tanks and artillery cannot move off-road,making them easy ambush targets on road.The extremely humid climate,heavy rainfall,thick morning fog,extreme heat means that sensors would have problems operating in such climate,even Indian light tanks bogged down on our soil during '71.Thick forests would be a JACKPOT location for ambushing,and so is the lush farmlands.Bangladeshi people know their country very well,and can exploit its environment for ambushes.The rough moonsoon rain and floods from April to December would mean most of the low lying floodland would be frequently flooded ( just think of what a pain in the rear it would be ).And whats the worst of all? The small country has hundreds of rivers flowing all throughout it.After you cross every few kilometers,expect to run into a river ( you would know how hard river crossing is for an army ).

    And expect a very fierce resistance from Bangladeshis.Bangladesh is arguably the world's most densely populated country and has the 8th largest population on Earth,making an enemy expect the sharpest resistance almost everywhere they go.Bangladeshis are extremely proud and patriotic,they are ready to do anything for their country.This has been proved in 1971,when tens of millions of citizens gave up everything they had and took to arms.

    Further beyond its also said that one of Bangladesh's largest and strongest threats,India would have difficulty facing Bangladesh in a full frontal war. In order for either India to attack Bangladesh,they have to use at least 21 divisions for attack which means India have to bring in soldiers from her border with China & Pakistan which leaves the border vulnerable for a Pakistani or Chinese counter-strike.India can only maintain dominance if it only sticks to aerial and naval warfare.

    As for the other threat - Myanmar,it is impossible for them to beat Bangladesh Army due to their lack of war experience,training, disclipine,war budget,equipment and finally - able and ready soldiers.
















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    Air Force
    Bangladesh Air Force may be small and neglected,but the Gov't is working on it - purchasing 10 Squadrons of 4++ Generation Aircraft.
    The BAF purchased Karakorum K-8W/Hongdu JL-8 Advanced Jet Trainer, Yakolev Yak-130 "Mitten" Advanced Jet Trainer/Lead-In-Fighter Trainer Aircraft.These birds will train 600 BAF pilots for 2 years ( one has already passed ) and then the Gov't will decide its future fighters and purchase the first batches of the 10 planned squadrons.
    Gov't wants 6 squadron of air superiority fighters,4 squadrons of multi-role fighters with decent maritime strike capability.
    The aircrafts evaluated are Chinese Chengdu J-10B/C,American Lockheed Martin F-16 block 50+ Fighting Falcon,Russian Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 SMT Fulcrum,Sweedish Saab JAS-39 NG Gripen,Russian Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-35 Super Fulcrum,American Lockheed Martin F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet and Sukhoi Su-30 MKK/MK2 or Su-30 MKB ( our variant,the B is for Bangaldesh )
    So far,the most possible birdie is Mikoyan MiG-35 for air superiority role and Sukhoi Su-30 MKK/MK2/MKB for the multi-role combat aircraft.
    For SAM,BAF currently has 2 batteries of FM-90N SHORADS and LY-80E is on order.




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    Army
    Bangladesh Army has increased its reserve army to 2 million mark,reaching the 6th Largest mark.
    The standard soldiers of Bangladesh would be upgraded to Future Soldier System standards.Already soldiers of the East Bengal Regiment ( Yeah,the same guys you read earlier ) and some parts of the 46th Independent Brigade as well as the 1st Para-Commando Battalion have been upgraded to that level.
    Bangladesh Army is already upgrading its Type-59s to Type-59BD,our version of the Al-Zarrar tank under the 902 Heavy Workshop of Bangladesh Ordnance Factories.
    44 MBT-2000/VT-4A "Al-Khalid" tanks have been procured.
    Two more regiments of possibly Type-90 MS Proryv/Tagil would be procured from Russia in the near future.
    Our 330 BTR-82A IFV's delivery would start by the end of this year.
    For SAM,Army has 2 regiments of FM-90N SHORADS and LY-60D is on order.




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    Navy

    Bangladesh Navy will soon purchase a half-dozen newer frigates,3 squadron of fixed wing aircraft ( probably JF-17/FC-01 Thunder block 3 ) as per Forces Goal 2030.

    Bangladesh Navy's Submarine purchase is much more than just patrolling it's maritime boundary. Navy is already received two Ming-Class Submarine which will be placed in newly constructed base near Bangladesh-Myanmar Border. Why would Bangladesh Navy purchase aging Ming-Class submarine? Good Question. The reason behind the purchase of two Ming class is to warm up it's Navy before procurement of two more Kilo Class from Russia or Song Class from China by 2019-2020 and three more classified submarine from Turkey or China by 2021. So, The navy can brace itself for a fleet consisting seven submarine by 2021.

    It is important to know that most of Bangladesh Navy's information and procurement are kept secret until given green signal from Ministry of Defense. Such as the formation of SWADS were kept classified until 2009. There are rumors that Bangladesh Navy is building another UDT specialized special force named "ODD71", However, all information has been kept intact.

    Bangladesh Armed and Para-Military Forces' Strength

    ARMY


    Active Personnel: 350,000 (Active) / 2,280,000 (Reserved)
    Inventory: 1400+ APC, 600 Tanks, 150+ Self Propelled Artillery, 5000+ Anti Tank Missile, 10 Aircraft

    NAVY

    Personnel: 48,000 (Active) / 1,500 (SWADS and Commandos) / Reserve: Classified
    Fleet: 160+ Ships and 7 Aircraft (Active) / 36 Ships (Under Development)

    AIR FORCE

    Personnel: 52,000 (Active) / Reserve: Classified
    Aircraft: 170 (Active) / 46+ (On Order excluding UAV)

    COAST GUARD

    Personnel: 1,400 (Active)
    Fleet: 40 Ships,2 aircraft (Active) / 27 Ships and Two Aircraft (Order)

    BORDER GUARD

    Personnel : 68,000 ( Active )
    Vehicles : a few hundred APCs and other vehicles
    Aircraft : 2 / 4 more on order

    ANSAR/VDP

    Personnel : 100,000 ( Active ) 7-8 million ( reserve )








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    These vessels serve as an important symbol of our strength, but also serve to protect our ships and offshore assets
    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s pledge to protect Bangladesh and its sovereignty at all costs is a pledge the country’s citizens can get behind.

    The addition of two submarines to the Navy arsenal shows that the Bangladesh navy is a force to be reckoned with.

    These vessels serve as an important symbol of our strength, but also serve to protect our ships and offshore assets.

    They are also crucial for improving the quality of training provided to our military personnel, ensuring that our war platforms are provided a more integrated approach.

    In a rough and tumble world there will be those who will wish to bully our country and destroy the values we hold dear, and we need to be prepared for any and all threats.


    With our nation moving faster and faster towards middle-income status, and becoming a significant player on the world stage as a result of our economic progress, the PM’s directive to beef up our military makes perfect sense.


    Recently, extremism has also become a matter of concern for the government, both from within and outside the country, and a stronger military sends the message that Bangladesh takes its security seriously.


    As the prime minister herself has said: “We will give a befitting reply if someone dares to attack our country.”

    This move is a bold step forward for Bangladesh — it lets citizens know that the security of the nation is a priority, and that we are about to become a more important player in the global arena.

    Source : Dhaka Tribune


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    Bangladesh to give befitting reply, if attacked: PM
    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Chittagong | Published: 00:05, Mar 13,2017 | Updated: 00:28, Mar 13,2017



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    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina cuts a cake marking the commissioning of two submarines, bought from China, at Chittagong naval base on Sunday. — Focusbangla photo

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said Bangladesh would always remain ready to give a befitting reply, if anyone ever attacked the country and put emphasis on building strong armed forces to safeguard the country’s sovereignty.
    ‘We don’t want to engage in war, but there would be our instant preparation for giving a befitting reply, if anyone attacks the country ... for this, we would continue to do whatever is necessary,’ she told the commissioning function of the first two submarines of Bangladesh Navy.


    The premier said Bangladesh wants to maintain good relations with all to develop the country and ensure welfare for its people. ‘But as an independent state, we would procure everything necessary for protecting the country’s sovereignty and independence,’ she said.

    Earlier, Sheikh Hasina formally commissioned Bangladesh Navy’s two submarines — ‘Nabajatra’ and ‘Joyjatra’ —at a special ceremony in the Chittagong Naval Berth.

    She handed over the ‘commissioning formans’ to the commanding officers of the submarines procured from China and formally unveiled their name plaques as per the rules of the navy.

    Sheikh Hasina expressed her firm belief that the newly-commissioned submarines would play an important role during any crisis period.
    The prime minister said a few countries of the world operated submarines, and Bangladesh was placed on that list from today. ‘As a nation, it’s a matter of a great honour and dignity for us,’ she said.

    She said the two submarines added unprecedented capability of strengthening the defence system to save the country from the aggression of the external enemies.
    Recalling the glorious history of the naval commandoes during the war of liberation, the prime minister directed the submariners to face the challenges of operating submarines with immense courage and being imbued with the spirit of patriotism.

    Pointing out that the history of the Bengalis as a nation was the history of heroes, the premier advised the submariners to ensure optimum utilisation of the two submarines with a patriotic zeal, merit and labour.
    ‘My all-time good wishes will be there so that your all operational missions become successful,’ she said.
    She said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman gave ‘naval ensign’ to Bangladesh Navy in 1974 by realising the importance of the navy for the just independent Bangladesh and expressed her firm resolve to establish a modern and strong naval force.

    ‘Following the guidelines of the Father of the Nation, we have been able to induct submarines into strengthening our navy,’ she said.
    Sheikh Hasina said her government after assuming office in 1996 took various realistic measures for infrastructural development, procurement of warships and raising operational capability of the existing ships.

    ‘Bangladesh Navy has been gradually turned into a dignified force on the world stage by way of implementing a far-reaching vision for the navy,’ she said.
    Congratulating the submariners to become crew of the first two submarines of Bangladesh Navy, She said it was a matter of rare luck and honour for the nation.
    Pointing out that operating submarines was as a risky job, she said, ‘The tough work would be easy when you would work by utilising your training and initiatives.’
    She added: ‘You are new crews and your aim should be to get prepared for real operation by gathering experience of running submarines in the sea.’

    The prime minister also directed the submariners to make contributions to framing a policy and building infrastructure and equipment to establish the newly-framed ‘submarine arm’ as a full-fledged branch.

    Sheikh Hasina said her government after assuming office in 2009 has been working ceaselessly for establishing regional peace and security.
    ‘We’re determined so that none can conduct terrorist acts by using our territory like in the past,’ she said.

    The prime minister said the present government already took various short and long-term plans to build Bangladesh Navy as an effective ‘three-dimensional force’. ‘The plans would be implemented by 2030 Insha Allah,’ she said.

    Sheikh Hasina said in Bangladesh’s history, the highest number of warships was inducted into the navy within shortest time during the present government.
    She said the most modern corvettes procured from China recently have increased the strength of the navy. ‘Besides, our own capability to construct warships is being boosted and the work on building modern LPCs is underway at Khulna Shipyard,’ she said.

    Sheikh Hasina said the present government took a project to construct frigates at Chittagong Dry Dock run by Bangladesh Navy. ‘With the execution of the project, Bangladesh would achieve self-reliance in building warships,’ she said.

    At the outset of her speech, the premier paid her heart-felt tributes to Bangabandhu and said the Father of the Nation in his historic six-point charter of demands raised the issue of establishing the naval headquarters in Purba Bangla.
    ‘Bangabandhu through his prudence and farsightedness framed “The Territorial Waters and Maritime Zones Act-1974” through which the international tribunal didn’t start work at that time,’ she said.

    Due to the protection of the act, she said, Bangladesh earned the authority over more than one lakh 30 thousand square kilometres maritime area from Myanmar and India through international arbitration, opening the avenue towards the potentially of the ‘Blue Economy’ for the country.

    ‘To exploit this potentiality, we have built Bangladesh Navy as a three-dimensional force,’ she said.

    The prime minister said there was no submarine in the navy over the last 46 years of Bangladesh’s independence. ‘Our capability has been raised many folds as we have inducted two most modern submarines into our naval fleet recently,’ she said, adding the navy now literally emerged as a three-dimensional force.
    She said opening up the skyline for the navy was the first step to build it as a three-dimensional force. The naval aviation was constituted with helicopters and maritime patrol aircraft during the present government, she said, adding such new helicopters and aircraft would be added to it soon.

    Sheikh Hasina said alongside increasing the naval fleet, all types of measures are being taken for necessary infrastructural development including establishment of own aircraft and submarine bases for the navy.

    In continuation, she said, the foundation of the biggest naval base named BN Sher-e-Bangla was laid in Rabnabad area of Patuakhali during the present government.

    The prime minister said the issues of safety, maintenance and training were involved alongside induction of submarines. ‘The work on increasing various facilities including construction of a separate base is underway and the promise that I made for turning the navy into a true three-dimensional force has been fulfilled with the addition of submarines to it,’ she said, expressing gratitude to Almighty Allah.

    ‘The Bangladesh Navy has started its fresh journey in a new form and with great strength alongside the progress of the country,’ she said declaring the commissioning of two submarines.

    She also urged all to move with self confidence keeping their heads high. ‘We’re a victorious nation and we earned independence through the War of Liberation ... we would move ahead keeping our heads high and we never bow down to anybody,’ she said.

    The prime minister thanked the Chinese government, Navy and the people for modernising two submarines for Bangladesh Navy, imparting training to their all crews and providing post-handing over long-term technical assistance.
    ‘Through this, China has set an example of true cooperation,’ she said.
    Sheikh Hasina also thanked the Dalian Liaonan Shipyard and all associated personnel for maintaining the highest standard to modernize these two submarines.


    ‘May I also thank and welcome our friends from china who have come a long way to attend this ceremony,’ she said.

    Earlier, on her arrival at the Chittagong Naval Base, the premier was received by Naval Chief Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed and Commander of Chittagong Naval Region Rear Admiral M Abu Ashraf.
    A ship brought Bangladesh’s first submarines to Chittagong Port from China on December 22. Earlier, the submarines were handed over to Bangladesh on November 14. On behalf of the Chinese government, Rear Admiral Liu Zizhu handed over the submarines to Bangladesh Navy Chief Admiral Mohammad Nizamuddin Ahmed at a function at a Dalian city shipyard in Liaoning province.



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