China, Bangladesh Pledge Deeper Military Cooperation

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    China, Bangladesh Pledge Deeper Military Cooperation | The Diplomat

    China, Bangladesh Pledge Deeper Military Cooperation

    Bangladesh’s Chief of Army Staff Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq was in Beijing on Thursday, where he met with Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan and Wang Jianping, deputy chief of general staff of the People’s Liberation Army. Both sides praised the development of China-Bangladesh military relations since the two countries established ties 40 years ago, and pledged deeper cooperation in the future.

    The two countries have built up a solid military relationship, thanks largely to the fact that China is Bangladesh’s largest supplier of military equipment. Since 2010, Beijing has supplied Dhaka with five maritime patrol vessels, two corvettes, 44 tanks, and 16 fighter jets, as well as surface-to-air and anti-ship missiles, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. That’s in addition to new Ming-class submarines Bangladesh ordered from China in 2013, which are expected to enter the Bangladeshi fleet in 2016, according to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

    China and Bangladesh have been moving to expand their cooperation besides hardware exchanges. In particular, there’s a robust relationship for training and military exchanges. China’s PLA sends nearly as many delegations to Bangladesh each year as India does, Srikanth Kondapalli of Jawaharlal Nehru University told Reuters earlier this year. Last year, when a high-ranking Chinese military official visited Dhaka, the two sides signed agreements that would see China provide training for Bangladeshi military personnel.

    During Belal’s visit to China, Wang expressed his hope that “the two militaries can keep enhancing high-level exchange of visits, communication between military academies and cooperation in technologies and personnel training,” according to a paraphrasing by China Military Online. Belal, meanwhile, said that Bangladesh is interested in increasing its cooperation with China on personnel training and peacekeeping. Bangladesh and China are two of the world’s top contributors of troops to UN peacekeeping missions; Bangladesh ranks second, with China in sixth.

    Meanwhile, Bangladesh is also an important part of the “Belt and Road,” Beijing’s vision of an interconnected trading web stretching from China all the way to western Europe. Bangladesh features in the Belt and Road both as part of the overland component – via the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar corridor – and as a port hub for the Maritime Silk Road. The latter, in particular, has military overtones, as observers have often worried that China’s investments in maritime infrastructure are expected to bear fruit as military assets as well (the basis for the famous “string of pearls” theory). China played a large role in developing Bangladesh’s port at Chittagong even before the “Belt and Road” initiative came along — much to India’s dismay.

    Indeed, New Delhi has been generally wary of Bangladesh’s close military relationship with China, particularly the maritime component. Of particular concern is the plan for Bangladesh to buy two diesel-electric submarines from China, which will necessitate the construction of a submarine base in Bangladesh, a base that might play host to Chinese submarines in the future (as Sri Lanka’s Colombo port did last year).

    Bangladesh is aware of India’s worries and does not want to be caught in a tug-of-war between the two Asian giants. When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Bangladesh last year, the two sides signed an agreement to let Indian cargo vessels use Chittagong port – a move read in India as reassurance that the port is not intended as a Chinese “pearl” in the Indian Ocean.

    In fact, Dhaka may have won tangible benefits from courting both China and India. In the past two years, Bangladesh has seen long-standing maritime and land border issues with India resolved in Dhaka’s favor, perhaps because New Delhi is eager to make sure its neighbor doesn’t tilt too far in China’s direction

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  3. J.A.

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    Many ground forces in Bangladesh. Everybody knows that.

    Small Air Force and Navy this posentiel partnership to China. :rage:


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  4. rockey 71

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    We have adopted the Doctrine of Traditional People's War to face any invader. That has been the doctrine we had followed throughout history - against Tikka - Niazi, against Bhaskar Pandit, against Gen Man Singh and even against the British (their so called Terrorist Movement of Bengal).
     
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    Where was this doctrine when the pukis were raping and killing your country's citizens? Clearly this doctrine didn't help then and won't help now.
     
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    amoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    Indeed a wide range of military cooperation btwn BD and China. BD should also consider induction of JF-19 to modernize her AF too.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/bangladesh/navy-modernization.htm


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    Then you don't understand what a Doctrine is. We had fought and totally mauled the Pak occupation forces using this.
     
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    Are you talking about the mukti bahini?
     
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    amoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    On 12 Dec. two frigates are completed and being delivered to the Bangladesh Navy, named Indpendent and Determination(?)

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    Read more: http://www.defencetalk.com/china-builds-advanced-warship-for-bangladesh-61097/#ixzz3u5LTJIPV

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    China gives us ToT in defence deals that the west (probably the Russians too, though can't say for certain) would refuse to give us.

    China's military industry is improving as well e.g. in the production of fighter planes with its fighter planes perhaps equalling the west's in quality or surpassing them in the not too distant future.
     
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    Chinese navy fleet pays first visit to Bangladesh
    (People's Daily Online) 13:54, January 28, 2016

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    The 21st fleet of Chinese navy escort arrived in Chittagong city of Bangladesh on Wednesday afternoon, kicking off its five-day friendly visit to the country. This is the first time that a Chinese navy escort fleet has visited Bangladesh. (CNS Photo)

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    The 21st fleet of Chinese navy escort arrived in Chittagong city of Bangladesh on Wednesday afternoon, kicking off its five-day friendly visit to the country. This is the first time that a Chinese navy escort fleet has visited Bangladesh. (CNS Photo)
     
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    More photos - -

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    And some more - - -



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    does it mean more F-7s are coming to BD ;)
     
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    Nope, they don't make them any more. The military supported govt had arranged with Pakistan and China to induct the JF-17 in BAF and the MBT-2000 in BA. J-10 C was to follow. A sub was in fact under construction in Turkey under JV with S Korea. All these changed, of course, with induction of BAL govt.
     
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    does Bangladesh talk also about water and river flow from north and source from tibet autonomous region of prc ... is that only on dictation terms ??
     
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    Chinese naval ships arrive in Bangladesh for goodwill visit
    Three Chinese naval ships, comprising the guided-missile frigates Liuzhou, Sanya and the comprehensive supply ship Qinghaihu Wednesday arrived at Bangladesh's southeastern seaport city Chittagong, some 242 km southeast of capital Dhaka, for a five-day goodwill visit.

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    Photo taken on Jan. 27, 2016 shows the crews of the guided-missile frigate Liuzhou of Chinese naval ships at Bangladesh's southeastern seaport city Chittagong. [Photo/Xinhua]

    The ships were welcomed by top Bangladesh Naval officers including Commodore M Rashed Ali, captain of BNS (Bangladesh Naval Ship) Issa Khan, and scores of Chinese living in the country.

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    Chinese sailors wave to the people at the wharf while manning the rails aboard the Missile Frigate Liuzhou as the ship arrives at Bangladesh's southeastern seaport city Chittagong on January 27, 2016. The 21st Chinese naval escort taskforce consisting of the missile frigates Sanya and liuzhou and the comprehensive supply ship Qinghaihu, arrived Wednesday at Chittagong, Bangladesh, for a five-day goodwill visit.
     
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    Chinese hydro projects north of the Himalayas deep in Tibet do not effect rivers flowing into BD. But India has constricted flows of all rivers flowing into BD in open violation of international laws.
     
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    You are saying that Bangladesh has no complaints in present and future with PRC over River flow .... and it is India fault and issue to handle.

    Okie :santa:
     
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    Bangladesh Navy Gets 2 Type 035G Submarines from China
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    Bangladesh Navy received its first submarine delivery from China on Monday, as the country seeks to boost its naval power in the Bay of Bengal.

    "With the inclusion of the submarines, Bangladesh Navy has started its journey as a three dimensional force," Admiral Mohammad Nizamuddin Ahmed, Chief of Naval Staff, said during the handover ceremony at Liaonan shipyard Dalian state, China.

    The deal, which reportedly costs $203 million, reflects the growing economic and defense relations between Bangladesh and China, Yahoo! News noted.

    The type 035G class submarines, which are the first addition to the country's defense force, are set to be part of the country's naval fleet starting next year, Taposhi Rabeya, spokesperson for Bangladesh's armed forces, said. The submarines will be named BNS Nabajatra and BNS Joyjatra.

    Bangladesh initially ordered the two boats from China in 2013. Zee News noted that the Bangladesh Navy opt for the Ming class submarines because of budget constraints. It originally wanted to avail of the S 20 and Type 039 Song class submarine, but these were priced at $250 million each.

    Rear Admiral Liu Zizhu represented the Chinese government and handed over the submarines to Admiral Ahmed in the presence of senior naval officials from both parties, the Daily Star reported.

    Ahmed also thanked the Chinese naval force for modernizing the submarines and training the Bangladesh Navy personnel to operate and maintain the ship. A sea trial and real training on running the submarines have also been conducted.

    The diesel-electric submarines displace 2,110 tons with a surface endurance of up to 8,000 nm, allowing it to stay at sea for about 60 days. It could carry 57 personnel and 18 torpedoes with an option of loading 32 mines as well.

    With the new type 035G submarines at hand, the Bangladesh Navy could now ensure maritime border security in the Bay of Bengal, Ahmed said.

    http://www.thedailystar.net/country/bangladesh-navy-gets-2-chinese-submarines-1314553
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    Yep! That's right. We have serious issues with India over rivers that flow from India. Chinese pat of Brahmaputra has no discharge south of Himalayas.
     

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