Navy to get 2 submarines by 2015: PM

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    cobra commando Tharki regiment Veteran Member Senior Member

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    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
    today said two submarines would be inducted in Bangladesh Navy by 2015 to build it as a "three dimensional" force.
    "A process for induction of two submarines in the naval force has been finalised as part of the present government's firm
    determination and commitment to turn Bangladesh Navy into a
    "three-dimensional force," she said, adding the two submarines would be added to the naval fleet by 2015. Besides, she said, the work on setting up the country's biggest naval base in Ramnabad area in coastal Patuakali district has
    already been launched.
    Sheikh Hasina said this while
    addressing commissioning of two new frigates in Bangladesh Navy at BNS Naval Base Isa Khan here this morning. The two new frigates---Abu
    Bakar and Ali Haider--- procured from China have replaced two old British frigates. Earlier on her arrival at the BNS Naval Base Isa Khan, the prime minister was received by Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral M Farid Habib and Commander of the Chittagong Naval Zone Rear Admiral M Akhter Habib. Cabinet members, PM's security adviser, parliament members, the chiefs of Bangladesh Army and Air Force, diplomats and high civil and military officials were present.
    The prime minister said the government with utmost importance has started the work on increasing necessary infrastructure for the navy including air base along with raising its war fleet. "The issue of construction of a submarine base is under process," she said, adding that Khulna Shipyard is building two container ships with the funding of the navy which would play an active role in the country's economy.



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    Kshatriya87 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Is it a threat to Indian Navy?
     
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    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

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    Bangladeshi Navy is never seen as a threat to Indian navy. It all depends on how much influence China can exert on BD. As of now India knows the region well and also Indo - BD military relations are well and good.

    One of the main reason BD is militarizing is because of Myanmar.
     
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    Ok. I actually wanted to ask if they have ever shown any act of aggression in the region.
     
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    Indian Oil Companies like ONGC have won the contracts to survey the seas closer to BD. I don't think there will be a clash between BD and Indian navies.
     
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    Anyone knows what happened to the arbitration at Hague regarding the EEZ dispute?
     
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    Yeah it can be if all we could have is 5-6 subs remaining and that too rusting.

    AK Antony :gtfo:
     
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    Bangladesh PM flies to Myanmar on Monday (For BIMSTEC Summit)

    LINK: dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2014/mar/01/pm-flies-myanmar-monday
     
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