Bangladesh Armed Forces-Pictures & Videos

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  1. leonblack08

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    As requested by MODs,this thread is dedicated to the news,procurement and capability of Bangladesh Army.I will try to keep this thread up to date and hopefully you will contribute as well.
     
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    A quick summary of recent news in chronological order.



    Defence to get extensive facelift
    Star Online Report

    The government today (Sunday) unveiled an extensive plan to strengthen the country’s defence system by equipping the armed forces with more sophisticated weapons including tank-destroying missiles, frigates, choppers and patrol aircraft.
    Planning Minister AK Khandker told the parliament that the government would purchase the weapons and necessary equipment for the armed forces in the current and next financial year.


    The planning minister did not specify the approximate cost of the purchases. He said the government took measures to make the armed forces well equipped, well trained and well organised, considering the financial solvency of the country.


    In reply to a query of ruling alliance lawmaker Zafar Iqbal Siddiqui, the minister in a scripted answer said the process for signing an agreement was completed to procure anti-ship missile at a cost of Tk 120 crore for Navy’s Frigate this year.


    “It’s now awaiting the final approval of the government. Besides, work on setting up anti-aircraft missile at the Frigate is on,”
    the minister said.


    Khandker said the process was underway to replace another three frigates of the Navy, which are aged over 50 years, by new ones.


    “Communications with different countries are going on to this effect,” the minister said, describing the measures, which are among the long term plans to make the Navy as a three-dimensional force to meet the challenge of 21st century.


    “International tender has already been floated to purchase choppers and maritime patrol air crafts to strengthen the maritime patrol and as a part of making the Navy as three-dimensional force,” said Khandker, also the former chief of the air force.


    On the plans to make the army well equipped, the planning minister said the government planned to purchase helicopters, tanks, armoured personnel carriers, anti-tank and aircraft missiles, sniper rifles, explosive, night vision, different types of modern radio equipments, vehicles, different types of arms and others related equipments in the current fiscal year of 2008-09.

    “Initiatives are being taken to provide computerised modern and modern training to the army by setting up simulators at 27 training establishments and our standard of training of our army has been lauded all over the world,” the planning minister said.

    The Daily Star - Details News
     
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    This was followed by an increase in Defence budget in the current financial year.Defence constituted 6.2% of total budget.

    Bangladesh military budget raised beyond expectation
    The government has raised military spending to Tk 8,382 crore in the proposed budget.

    Finance minister AMA Muhith, in his budget speech on Thursday, also proposed to raise the original allocation of Tk 7,967 crore in the current fiscal to Tk 8,196 crore in the revised budget for FY 2009-10.

    He told parliament that the government was set to keep the armed forces "above all controversy."

    "Currently, we do not have any codified defence policy," Muhith said and added that they would follow a participatory approach in formulating a National Defence Policy.

    The finance minister also stressed reinforcing diplomatic initiatives along with restructuring the defence system to ensure national security.

    Source:BDnews24
     
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    Mods, please pin.

    Leon, if I may make a suggestion: please replace that striking, bold red colour with something a little more sombre - perhaps a blue, even a dark blue, or a green.
     
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    However,the allocation of money for new procurement wasn't enough.So the Military submits report asking for more fund.

    More fund sought for modernising army
    Only 6pc of its allocation spent on defence purchase; 83pc goes to salaries, services, supplies
    Shakhawat Liton

    Defence purchase of Bangladesh Army is dependent on a derisory 6 percent of the fund allocated for the force while over 83 percent of the share is spent on salaries, allowances, services and supplies.

    The acute shortage of fund stands in the way to modernisation of the force, says a report of the army, analysing the allocations and expenditures of the last four fiscal years.

    The report was placed before the parliamentary standing committee on defence ministry on May 28 for discussion to elicit recommendations to resolve the problem. The Daily Star obtained a copy of the report.

    The report says Tk 192 crore has been allocated in the four fiscal years since 2005-06 for procuring armament and ammunition against the army's requirement of Tk 403 crore for purchasing ammunition alone.

    It says 65.79 percent of the allocated fund was spent on salaries and allowances of the force in 2004-05, 69.30 percent in FY 2005-06, 72.03 percent in FY 2006-07 and 64.52 percent in FY 2007-08.

    For services and supplies, which include pension, uniform, food, etc, 15.43 percent of the fund has been spent in the last four fiscal years since 2004-05. The expenditure was 14.30 percent in FY 2004-05, 15.91 percent in FY 2005-06, 15.90 percent in FY 2006-07 and 15.59 percent in FY 2007-08.

    The report terms the budgetary allocation very inadequate for modernising the force as only 5.6 percent of the allocated fund was spent on defence purchase in FY 2004-05, 5.9 percent in FY 2005-06, 5.1 percent in FY 2006-07 and 7.2 percent in FY 2007-08.

    The defence purchase for UN peacekeeping mission was on an average 8.46 percent in the said four fiscal years.

    The report says the army could never meet its needs for ammunition because of budget constraints.

    The force sought Tk 70.49 crore for just purchasing ammunition in FY 2005-06, but only Tk 1.41 crore was allocated for procuring both armament and ammunition. In FY 2006-07, the army got Tk 68.48 crore for purchasing armament and ammunition against a demand of Tk 61.56 crore for ammunition alone, Tk 79.97 crore in FY 2007-08 against a requirement for Tk 133.21 crore, and Tk 43.27 crore in FY 2008-09 against a demand of Tk 138.43 crore.

    The report identifies insufficient funding as the "key problem" to starting replacement of outdated weaponry.

    "Most of our weapons are from the 1960s and '70s, which belittles our overall military prowess,"
    it says.

    According to the report, 90.3 percent small arms and 89 percent field artillery guns used by the army were bought during 1960s-80s while all the tanks are from that period.

    The report also focuses on the shortage of manpower in the force and says talented youths are discouraged to join the army as facilities in the civil and corporate professions are better than those in the military service. It suggests making the military service attractive by increasing salaries and other benefits.

    The report points out that the number of engineer battalions is very inadequate for implementing development activities in different parts of the country. There is also a shortage of equipment to deal with natural disasters like flood, cyclone and earthquakes.

    Referring to the "Forces Goal 2020", a set of goals outlined in 2004 for the modernisation of the army in accordance with the country's economic reality, the report says accomplishing those goals will help plug the force's organisational shortcomings and increase its operational capacity.

    Bemoaning the fact that the lack of fund is making those targets harder to attain, the army maintains that the government should approve the Forces Goal 2020 in principle.

    The report mentions that the defence budget of India is 2.38 percent of its GDP, 3.2 percent in Pakistan, 6 percent in Sri Lanka, 3.3 percent in Myanmar, and 1.7 percent in Nepal while it is only 1.1 percent in Bangladesh.

    In the proposed budget for FY 2009-10, the government has announced that it wants to restructure the country's defence system to ensure security of the country and the people and continue to improve defence capability.

    "Enhanced provision in terms of higher training, modern military hardware and other facilities for the army, navy, air force and border security forces will be provided, so that they are fully prepared to face the challenges of the 21st century,"
    Finance Minister AMA Muhith said in his budget speech on June 11.

    The finance minister proposed increasing the original allocation of Tk 7,967 crore for FY 2008-09 to Tk 8,196 crore in the revised budget and allocating Tk 8,382 crore in the budget for FY 2009-10.

    The Daily Star - Details News
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion.Green would look good,
     
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    Cheers. Keep the updates comin'

    And do participate on the other threads as well.
     
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    On yesterday,

    Navy in need of logistics
    Seeks JS body's help to resolve problems
    Shakhawat Liton

    Bangladesh Navy yesterday said it is facing difficulties in safeguarding the country's economic interest and exercising maritime control within the exclusive economic zone and the continental shelf due to lack of modern equipment, manpower and fund.

    In a report, placed before the parliamentary standing committee on defence ministry, the navy also sought prudent directives of the parliamentary committee for overcoming their limitations so that the force is able to fulfil the nation's expectation, sources said.

    "Bangladesh Navy today made a presentation before the committee highlighting their problems and possible solutions. The force is facing a dearth of equipment, modern ships and manpower in discharging its duties," M Idris Ali told reporters after the meeting at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.

    The navy made a set of recommendations that include formulating the defence policy and national maritime policy, taking measures for increased participation of navy personnel in the UN peacekeeping mission, ensuring representation of competent navy personnel in important policymaking bodies.

    Idris said all members of the parliamentary body agreed that the navy should be strengthened in the national interest.

    Idris, also former defence secretary, said almost all of the navy ships are very old. Two of the four frigates of the navy are over 50 years old, he added.

    "We will discuss whether the old frigates can be upgraded,
    " the committee chief said. He said the past BNP-Jamaat-led alliance government decommissioned the modern frigate Bangabandhu due to their "narrow-minded" politics.

    The last caretaker government, however, had re-commissioned the frigate, which is now one of two crucial ships for the navy, he said.

    Without elaborating, the committee chief said there was a suggestion for purchasing new frigate. "We will be clear about the needs of the navy only when the defence policy is finalised," Idris Ali said.

    Bangladesh Navy was established in 1972 to keep secure Bangladesh's territorial waters, safeguard Bangladesh's economic interest and exercise maritime control within the exclusive economic zone and the continental shelf and to protect Bangladesh shipping lines and its merchant fleets.

    A committee member quoting the navy's report said the process of modernisation of the navy is also in trouble due to shortage of fund.

    On budgetary allocation, the navy in its report said it was allocated 16.10 percent of the total fund for defence forces in 2008-09 fiscal year. The army got 67.92 percent and the air force got 15.98 percent, a meeting source said quoting the navy's report.

    The committee chief said they would discuss the navy's report in another meeting.

    On holding discussion on the draft defence policy, the committee chief said they could not begin the discussion yesterday due to time constraint.

    "We will sit again in the next two weeks and discuss the draft defence policy. It is a very serious matter and we will try to seek public opinion on the policy," Idris Ali, also ruling Awami League lawmaker, said. He said public debate might be held on the policy.

    On demarcation of maritime boundary, the parliamentary body asked the government to initiate necessary steps by resolving disputes with the neighbouring countries--India and Myanmar.

    Bangladesh will face difficulties in collecting resources if the maritime boundary is not demarcated, he said.

    Idris Ali said Bangabandhu's government in 1974 had opened discussion with the two neighbouring countries to resolve disputes over maritime boundaries. After 1975, successive governments failed to give due importance to continued dialogue, he said.

    To beef up the navy's activities to conduct survey in the sea, the parliamentary body asked the government to set up a hydrographic unit under the defence ministry, he said.

    He said in absence of the unit, the navy is facing difficulties in discharging its duties.

    The Daily Star - Details News
     
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    Army seeks to form crisis unit
    Proposed Quick Reaction Force to tackle internal security; can be sent for UN peacekeeping; JS body to discuss the proposal
    Shakhawat Liton

    Bangladesh Army seeks to form a special unit named, Quick Reaction Force (QRF), to ensure the country's internal security, particularly to tackle on an urgent basis -- incidents like mutinies and bombings.

    Terming such an unit 'indispensable' for the country 'under the current circumstances', the army in a report claimed that QRF troops will be able to neutralise the threats to the nation much quicker, sources said quoting from the proposals stipulated in the report.

    Placed for discussion before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Defence Ministry on last Thursday, the report also suggested that the government approves formation of a QRF brigade.

    In the report the army termed the absence of QRF as one of its weaknesses in relation to rendering assistance to the government for maintaining internal security.

    If QRF is formed, it can also be sent to UN peacekeeping missions on short notice, which will elevate Bangladesh Army's image in the international arena, the report claimed.

    The report also suggested forming a national crisis [management] committee in light of the 'current reality' to deal with all possible future crises.

    The national probe committee investigating the recent BDR mutiny, in its report submitted to the government last month, also suggested formation of a national crisis management committee at the top level. The February 25-26 BDR mutiny this year, left 74 people dead, including 57 army officers who had been working in the border security force on deputation.

    The proposals for the formation of the national crisis management committee came after the National Security Council, the highest consulting body on security affairs, had become defunct, observed security experts.

    "The absence of a national crisis management committee comprising all ministries and forces, might result in a lack of coordination and waste of time. That could create a national crisis, or the public might lose confidence in the security forces," said the army's report.

    The report also focused on threats to the country's security, and on possible grounds for Bangladesh to get involved in unwanted internal and external wars.

    Internal reasons identified in the report, for which Bangladesh Army might get involved in conflicts are: if the Chittagong Hill Tract separatist movement is revived; if any non-state force or terrorists adopt the policy of an uneven warfare, or if any terrorist base inside the country threatens global peace and stability; and if law and order deteriorates and the government's authority is challenged by anti-people activities of drug and arms dealers.

    "According to Bangladesh's foreign policy, we will not initiate a war. But, Bangladesh might inadvertently get engaged in a conflict due to various reasons. A recent analysis stated that since 1990 militaries of the world got involved in 30 to 40 small and large conflicts a year. Most of those conflicts did not involve a foreign country, but were caused by internal disturbances or clashes," the report said.

    The army in the report expressed faith that it will be possible to implement all necessary measures required to keep the army always prepared, if the proposals are placed before the parliament and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina through the parliamentary standing committee.

    The prime minister is currently holding the portfolio of the defence ministry, along with the control of the Armed Forces Division.

    Since formation of the current government, the prime minister pledged to transform Bangladesh Army into a modern force, the report said hoping that the army will continuously be strengthened by implementation of the prime minister's pledges and by the parliamentary committee's prudent guidance.

    The report said the army's vision, objective, and mission is to protect and defend the integrity and sovereignty of the country from internal and external threats, by building a modern and skilled force.

    The parliamentary standing committee at a meeting on May 28 opened a discussion on the army's proposals, problems, and possible solutions to those.

    In its report the army also focused on the needs for formulating a national defence policy to specify terms and references, organisational importance, and guidelines for all armed forces.

    The parliamentary body echoed the view, and asked the defence ministry and the Armed Forces Division to place the draft defence policy, which is already prepared, at the committee's next meeting for discussion.

    Ruling Awami League (AL) in its electoral manifesto, pledged to formulate a national defence policy, and to build modern and skilled defence forces to safeguard the country's independence and sovereignty against any threat.

    The Daily Star - Details News

    QRF had become absolute necessary after the BDR mutiny.It should have been formed earlier,probably that would save the lives of our fallen Heroes in BDR mutiny.
     
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    Now some procurement news.Bangladesh is all set to have 155mm Howitzers from China.

    Bangladesh ordered Type 88 (PLZ-45) Self-Propelled Howitzer.

    Type 88 (PLZ-45) Self-Propelled Howitzer

    China North Industries Group Corporation (CNGC) developed the PLZ45/Type 88 155mm self-propelled gun-howitzer system in the early 1990s for the export market. The artillery system is armed with a 155mm main gun derived from the Type 89 (PLL01) 155mm/45-calibre towed gun-howitzer, mounted on a newly-developed tracked chassis. China obtained the 155mm/45-calibre howitzer technology from Austria in the 1980s, and developed its own 155mm/45-calibre howitzer.

    Armament

    Operated by a crew of five, the PLZ45 is armed with a 155mm, 45-calibre main gun, with a semi-automatic loader and an electrically controlled and hydraulically operated rammer that enables projectile loading to take place at any angle of elevation with the charge being loaded manually. The turret has an elevation of +72 to -3 degrees with 360 degree traverse. The PLZ45 is powered by a 520hp turbocharged diesel, giving a max road speed of 40km/h.

    Secondary weapons include a roof-mounted W-85 12.7mm anti-aircraft machine gun and two sets of four-barrel smoke grenade launchers on the turret's side.

    Ammunitions are stored at the rear of the turret. A total of 30 rounds for the gun-howitzer and 480 rounds for the machine gun are carried onboard. 24 howitzer rounds are carried in the loader and 6 rounds on the right side below the loader.

    The fire-control system of the PLZ45 includes an automatic laying system, optical sighting system, gun orientation and navigation system, and a GPG receiver.

    Munitions

    The PLZ45 fires a range of Extended Range Full Bore (ERFB) ammunition, including High Explosive (ERFB/HE), Base Bleed High Explosive (ERFB-BB/HE), ERFB-BB/RA, ERFB/WP, ERFB/Illuminating, ERFB/Smoke, and ERFB-BB/Cargo.

    China obtained the Russian Krasnopol laser-guided projectile technology in the 1990s, and has successfully developed its own 152/155mm laser-guided ammunitions. Designed to defeat armoured vehicles and weapon emplacements, the projectile has inertial mid-course guidance and semi-active laser homing. The projectile has a range of 3~20km, and can hit a target by the first shot without registration.

    Components


    A standard PLZ45 battalion consists of 3 batteries, each with 6 PLZ45 self-propelled gun-howitzers (SPGH) and 6 PCZ45 ammunition support vehicles (ASV). Each battery has a battery command post and 3 battery reconnaissance vehicles (BRV), both of which are based on the Type 85 APC. These are supported by W653A armoured recovery vehicles, 704-1 artillery locating and fire correction radar, 702-D meteorological radar, and fire support maintenance vehicles.

    Status

    The Bangladesh Army has ordered a number of complete PLZ-45 battalions. Deliveries are expected to be complete by 2011.

    Artillery units based at Chittagong, Ghatail and Savar cantonments will be equipped with the new self-propelled gun howitzers.

    Source:BdMilitary


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    Pakistan also uses PLZ-45,but they are not tracked ones.Bangladesh apparently ordered the tracked PLZ-45.
     
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    Navy eyes sub, new frigates
    Prepares Tk 6,000cr plan to turn it into '3-dimesional' force
    Shakhawat Liton

    Bangladesh Navy seeks implementation of an ambitious ten-year plan to upgrade it into a three-dimensional force by introducing new frigates, a submarine, maritime patrol aircraft, helicopters and other equipment with an estimated cost of Tk 6,000 crore.

    The navy has recently sent the plan prepared in line with the proposed Forces Goal-2020 to the Armed Forces Division (AFD) after considering the recent maritime situation, budgetary allocation, market prices of required equipment and other matters, says the force in a report.

    The Daily Star obtained a copy of the report placed before the parliamentary standing committee on the defence ministry on Monday.

    The navy plans include purchase of three frigates, three large patrol aircraft, 12 patrol craft, two landing craft utility (LCU), one hydrographic unit, one salvage vessel, four missile boats and installation of new missiles in some ships to strengthen its surface fleet.

    It has proposed introducing its own aviation fleet to consolidate combat capability of the surface fleet by purchasing three maritime patrol aircraft and four helicopters in the next 10 years.

    The navy also discloses a plan for purchasing a submarine by 2019 for the flotilla. It says the government has approved in principle this proposed purchase.

    "Before purchasing the submarine, steps have already been taken to build infrastructure and train up personnel. When the preparatory work is completed, it will be possible to initiate steps to purchase a submarine by 2019," the navy report adds.

    "Bangladesh Navy will obtain capability of a three-dimensional force if its aviation wing and a submarine are added to its fleet," believes the navy, tasked with protecting the nation's territorial waters, safeguard Bangladesh's economic interest and exercise maritime control within the exclusive economic zone and the continental shelf.

    Citing the need for a three dimensional modern force, the navy says aircraft and submarines along with surface fleets are considered essential parts to increase a navy's combat capability.

    "It was not possible in the past to introduce aircraft and submarines in the fleet due to various adversities despite having the plan and desire," the navy observes.

    Apart from purchasing equipment, it also proposed formation of SWADS Command for carrying out a special warfare to control militancy and smuggling in sea and rivers.

    "If the special force is formed, it will be able to play active role along with the two other forces in sea and rivers," the navy said.

    The navy also proposes increasing its personnel, setting up naval bases and training institutes. The proposals now await the government's consideration.

    The proposals include setting up bases for naval commandos, divers, rescuers and naval aviation, and development of a naval base in Mongla.

    Other proposals are installation of a junior staff training institute, navy hydrographic unit, oceanographic centre and operational sea training guide, and approval of the organogram of Khulna and Narayanganj shipyards.

    The navy is also preparing more proposals to this end for sending to the government for consideration. Those include setting up of a naval base at St Martine's Island, submarine base, setting up a separate naval base in Dhaka, and restructuring the organogram of the naval headquarters and area commanders' headquarters.

    On manpower, the navy proposes increasing 4,000 personnel of various ranks in the next 10 years. The existing approved manpower of the navy is 17,000.

    The navy says based on the possible allocation of fund every year, the process of purchasing and building surface and aviation platforms to achieve three-dimensional ability will continue. Off-the-shelf purchase process will also continue simultaneously that would cost less and save time, it adds.

    "Additional allocation of Tk 1,200 crore will be required for purchasing submarine, the hydrographic unit and the salvage ship," the navy says, adding, "An estimated allocation of Tk 5,000 will be required for principal purchase and development in the next 10 years."

    The principal purchase excludes the submarine, hydrographic unit and the salvage ship.

    As per the plan, three large patrol craft and 12 patrol craft will be built at the navy's own shipyards. Purchase of two helicopters and two maritime patrol aircraft are under process, the report says.

    In defence for replacing three frigates -- Abu Bakar, Omar Faruk and Ali Haider -- the navy says the ships were built in 1953, 1953 and 1957 and Tk 300 crore will be required to upgrade those. Upgrading the old vessels is not viable, the navy claims.

    The navy also proposes replacing four out of the eight missile boats -- Durbar, Duranto, Uttal and Durdanto. Those were commissioned in 1983, 1983, 1992 and 1988. It says Tk 200 crore would be required to upgrade the missile boats.

    The report says as many as 82 ships, small and large, are in the navy's fleet. Most of the ships are older that 25 years. Only 15 ships/craft are aged under 25 years. Combat capability of the old ships has decreased and their maintenance and operation cost is high as well as risky, the navy adds.

    It says, "With the old ships and present infrastructures, it is becoming difficult to discharge [the navy's] crucial duties."

    The Daily Star - Details News

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    Thank you MODS for pinning this thread.

    About the Submarine training,it is reported that Bangladesh Navy sailors have started training on Type-209 Subs in Turkey.
     
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    Hi, Leon thanks for starting such a nice thread, well which country's sub the govt. is interested ? Any update on that ?

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    IMO along with Frigates and subs. Air Cushion crafts would prove a very valuable asset to safe guard the shallow water and delta form boundaries which otherwise is inaccessible by conventional ships.
     
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    Thanks.
    There are reports that we might go for German Type-209 subs.but with AL govt. at power,they might go for Russian subs.However there are reports that navy men were sent to Turkey for Type 209 training.

    Subs will take time to be included,because we need the infrastructure and skilled manpower.We probably will see frigates replacing the aging ones.Ulsan class frigates like BNS Khalid bin Walid would probably meet our requirements.
     
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    Brig Gen Azmi dismissed
    Staff Correspondent

    Brigadier General Abdullahil Aman Azmi was dismissed from the service Tuesday, highly-placed sources of the government said yesterday.

    However, it could not be confirmed either from the Defence Ministry or ISPR.

    The reason for his dismissal could not be known immediately. Azmi happens to be son of former Jamaat Ameer Golam Azam.

    The sources said several other officials with rank and status of lieutenant colonel, major and captain have also been dismissed recently.

    Meanwhile, the government has promoted two brigadier generals to the post of major general. They are: Engineering-in-Chief of Army Headquarters Brig Gen Hamid Al Hassan and Acting Director General of Ansar and VDP Brig Gen Md Rafiqul Islam.

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    To those of you don't know about Golam Azam,he was a former head of Jaamat e Islami and opposed the formation of Bangladesh.

    The removal of Brig. Gen Azmi is completely politically motivated move.It is totally unfair to punish anyone for the deeds of their father.This just shows the cheap mentality of the current AL govt.If there is really any compelling reason to sack him,then it should have been released to public through ISPR.

    As well as the other removal of several middle ranked army officers are political move.Especially those who vent out their frustration and anger on PM Hasina,after seeing the way the Govt. handled the BDR mutiny situation.
     
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    so you are suggesting a stalianist Type purge here are you
     
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    Thanks Leon for information however , here is the picture of a Type 209 Submarine, the below one in ROK Flag in Pearl Harbour (Image : Wikipedia)

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    I think Bangladesh Naval Personnel will be trained will one this type of submarine belonging to Istanbul, however these types of submarine armed with 14 torpedoes with 8, 21" Torpedo tubes, also UMG-84 Harpoon can be integrated with it. Indian Navy operates at least 4 of this type Submarine, this sub is made by HDW, and produced here by Mazgaon Dock Limited, Mumbai.

    The General Characteristics:

    Type: Type 209/1500 submarine
    Displacement: 1,810 t, submerged
    Length: 64.4 m
    Beam: 6.5 m
    Draft: 6.2 m
    Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 4 diesels, 1 shaft, 6100 shp
    Speed: 11.5 knots (21 km/h), surfaced;
    22.5 knots (42 km/h), submerged
    Range: 11,000 nmi. at 10 knots, surfaced,
    (20,000 km at 20 km/h);
    8,000 nmi. at 10 knots, snorkeling,
    (15,000 km at 20 km/h);
    400 nmi. at 4 knots, submerged
    (740 km at 7 km/h)
    Test depth: 500 m
    Complement: 36
    Armament: 8 x 21-inch (553 mm) torpedo tubes,
    14 torpedoes; optional UGM-84 Harpoon integration

    (Wikipedia)

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    An Ulsan Class Frigate of ROK (Image : Wikipedia)

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    * Builders: South Korea
    * Type: Multi-purpose frigate
    * Displacement: 2,350 tons
    * Armament: 2 OTO Mellara(76mm)/62 compact, 4 Emerson Electric 30mm (951-955), 3 Breda 40mm/70(956-961), 8 RGM-84D Harpoon SSM, 1 Raytheon VLS - Mk.48 mod2, 5 triple torpedo tubes
    * Powerplant: CODOG 2 General Electric LM-2500 Disel Engine, 2 MTU 538 TB 82
    * Speed: 34 knots
    * Range: 8,000 at 16 knots
    * Ships in class: 9 (3 in final weapons fitment)
    * Operators: Republic of Korea Navy, Bangladesh Navy
    * Commissioned: 1 January 1984
    * Fate: In active service

    (Wikipedia)
     
  20. leonblack08

    leonblack08 Respected Member

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    Yes kind of.It has been only six months AL govt. came to power and now they are sacking officers who are apparently are not loyal to Awami League.The AL politicians fail to understand(read don't try to) that an army officer needs to be loyal to the country,not any political party.
     
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    Bangladesh already have one Ulsan Class frigate,but do you believe that despite being most advanced in our navy,it was de-commissioned for 4 years by BNP govt. for same old political reasons?Its main fault was that it was bought by AL govt!!!

    Fortunately after caretaker govt. took over,it was commissioned again with the name BNS Khalid Bin Walid and since then have gone under many upgrades,consisting SAMs.

    About subs,I think Type-209 would not be bad choice considering our experience with subs.After all we can't go after Type-214 straight away.

    You people have any other choice of subs?
     

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