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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Many ground forces in Bangladesh. Everybody knows that.

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


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Many ground forces in Bangladesh. Everybody knows that.

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


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

In 2010 BN signed a contract with China Shipbuilding and Offshore Company (CSOC) to built two Large Patrol Craft in Wuchang Shipyard in China. The ships will be of 600 tons and will be armed with 4 x C-704 SSM, 1 x 76.2 mm gun with FCS and RDC. In another contract with CSOC, BN will construct 5 units of 350-ton patrol craft at Khulna Shipyard under Chinese technical assistance.

On 12 April 2010 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said soon two more frigates will be included to Bangladesh Navy fleet. Sheikh Hasina said during her recent China visit, she had requested the Chinese government to provide Bangladesh Naval Force with two newly-constructed frigates including helicopters, and the Chinese government gave consent in this regard. Besides, naval ship Bangabandhu, decommissioned during the last BNP-Jamaat government on political ground, will be made fully operational again.

On 21 June 2010 it was reported that the Bangladesh Navy planned to expand cooperation with China's national defense industry in the framework of the activities of two frigates, making the Navy to a total number of frigates to seven. The relevant supply agreement was reached in March 2010. At that time it was reported that, in addition to procurement of two frigates from China, the Bangladesh Navy will receive three British warships. The UK Disposal Services Authority (DSA) successfully negotiated the sale and handover of HM Ships LEEDS CASTLE and DUMBARTON CASTLE (Castle Class Offshore Patrol Vessels) for £2.45m and HMS ROEBUCK offshore hydrographic launch for £4.4m, to the Bangladesh Navy. All 3 vessels have since sailed to Bangladesh and were delivered in June 2010. Maintenance and improvement work had been started in the UK on two patrol boats of the Bangladesh Navy.

On 29 December 2010 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the government had plans to include submarine with base facility in Bangladesh Navy by 2019 to build it as an effective 'deterrent force'. As of 2005 the plan was to acquire 4 subs within 2012, although by 2012 Bangladesh appeared no closer to acquiring submarines than it had seven years previously. It is said that Bangladesh is prepared to spend Tk.1,200 crore [ie, Tk.12,000,000,000, or about US$150,000,000] on 4 submarines. The amount of money Bangladesh might spend on submarines would probably not be enough to buy new ones. The Scorpene submarine comes in at US$300-$400,000,000, and the Agosta-90B Submarine (from DCN) is also US$300-$400,000,000 apiece. So possibly Bangaldesh would buy used U-209s for Italy or some other European country which is replacing them with the new U-212 from Germany. Even an "old" Upholder cost around $200 million a piece.

In June 2011 Army Chief General Mohammad Abdul Mubeen inaugurated the building of a LCVP Type C landing craft vessel personnel (LCVP) at Khulna Shipyard. The 19.75-meter long and 7-meter wide craft was built for Bangladesh Army. The army will use the LCVP for transportation of soldiers and equipment when needed. The vessel was expected to be handed over to the Army within a year. Khulna Shipyard already built modern firefighting boats for the Fire Service, ferries for the BIWTC and a speedy patrol boat for Bangladesh Coast Guard. LCVP-012 was delivered on 2010-04-17.

A contract was signed on 23 June 2011 with Ruag Germany for the supply of two Dornier 228 NG MPA within 24 months. Following customers in Japan, Norway and Germany, in July 2011 the Bangladesh Navy purchased two modern Do 228NG (New Generation) turboprop aircraft. The aircraft will be used for maritime air patrol and rescue mission along the countries’ coastline. Delivery of both aircraft was scheduled for early summer 2013.

In October 2011 Bangladesh’s state-owned Khulna Shipyard signed a contract with China’s Shanghai-based Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard and the China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Ltd (CSOC) for licence-building five inshore patrol vessels (IPV) and seven guided-missile corvettes. While the IPVs are based on the 80-ton Huang Pu-class vessel, the guided-missile corvettes, to be built to a brand-new design, will each have a displacement of 260 tons, length of 46 meters, beamwidth of 7.4 meters, and have a top speed of 30 Knots. While the CSOC would supply the first two guided-missile corvettes off-the-shelf, the remaining five will be licence-built by Khulna Shipyard. Each such vessel will be armed with up to four CPMIEC-built C-802A anti-ship cruise missiles.

As of 2012 it was reported that the Navy was planning to purchase two corvettes and two frigates. According to unofficial information, Bangladesh Navy was seeking two "Jiang Wei II" class (Type 053H3) frigates from China. The Turkish Navy will be retiring four early MEKO 200 class frigates, which reportedly have been offered to Bangladesh. Those warship's combat systems would be upgraded to BN requirement before delivery.

The second-hand submarine that Bangladesh was seeking in order to further safeguard its offshore assets is likely to be sourced from China. Despite an interest in contributing more fully to international peace-keeping missions, the protection of offshore energy resources in the face of competition from India and Burma is Bangladesh’s prime motivation.

The first-ever warship, BNS PADMA built in Bangladesh by Khulna Shipyard Limited (KSY) was commissioned in Bangladesh Navy on 24 January 2013 by Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. It may be mentioned that the 2nd Patrol Craft has also been launched on 23 January 2013 which is expected to deliver 2 (two) months ahead of the schedule. The rest 3 (Three) will be delivered within December 2013.

On December 20, 2013 Bangladesh finalized a deal to purchase two Ming-class submarines from China. The deal for the two submarines, which was waiting for final approval from the Finance Ministry, was worth $203.3 million. The type 035G diesel-electric run submarines are scheduled to be delivered in 2019. Government officials hinted that there was a plan to purchase at least three submarines in the next few years. In late 2014 it was reported that these subs are arriving in 2015, not in 2019. And the 2 subs are likely to be first batch of a bigger submarine arm, to be determined by the economic growth of the country.

Besides submarines, Dhaka was also negotiating with Beijing to buy two frigates under a state-to-state purchase deal. Beijing offered two of its old 053H2 frigates at a very low rate on the condition that Dhaka would bear the refurbishment and defence equipment costs for the off-the-shelf ships. An estimated Tk 6.55 billion will be needed to add two frigates to the country's existing frigate fleet of six.
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/bangladesh/navy-modernization.htm


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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.

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



Reported last year ~
China has launched its most advanced warship for export. Built by the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, the frigate, named Independent, is made for the Bangladeshi navy and is due to be delivered next year.

This will become the Bangladeshi navy’s most advanced warship, and be a real boost to its coastal defence capability.

25 knots sailing speed, anti-radar design, highly adaptable to weather and oceanic conditions, and decked out with powerful weapons.

The frigate “Independent” is made to be an all-rounder.

“We believe this ship has very good cost performance. It can serve to protect the sovereignty and interests of a country out at sea. It can patrol, escort, protect fishing boats and conduct law enforcement,” said Yang Zhigang, president of China Shipbuilding Industry Co.

The “Independent” is one of two vessels ordered from China by Bangladesh.

Researchers at the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation have redesigned the ship’s structure to suit the complex conditions of the Indian ocean.

“We made a new ship form. It’s cross-section looks like a deep Vee. Compared to the traditional round bilge hull form, it improves the performance of the ship when there are waves, guaranteeing high sailing speed in unfavorable oceanic condition,” said Sun Lianfei, chief designer of China Shipbuilding Industry Co..

Designers also gave a boost its mobility and survivability.

“It has two engines and two propellers. They can work independently. This design makes it more reliable and durable. Its powerhouses are separately located, improving its survivability,” Sun said.
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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


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)


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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does it mean more F-7s are coming to BD ;)
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.

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.




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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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 ??
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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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.
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
China officially handed over the two type 035g submarines to the Bangladesh Navy.
Read more: http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/...a-type-035g-submarines-navy.htm#ixzz4Q4UxZr1u

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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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:
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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