Our Honorable prime minister the daughter of Father of the nation Sheikh Hasina said in the commissioning of Bangladesh Navy Submarine Fleet
” Bangladesh is a peaceful nation , Its foreign policy is to maintain friendship with all . But Bangladesh never compromised with anybody when it came to its self respect “
In order to further intensify surveillance in the Bay of Bengal and enhance the force’s combat capability, Bangladesh Navy on December 22 received the two China made submarines.Earlier on November 14, Rear Admiral Liu Zizhu on behalf of the Chinese government handed over the submarines to Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Nizamuddin Ahmed at a ceremony held at Liaonan shipyard in China. She also said
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BNS Nobojatra’ andBNS Joyjatra commissioned by Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Naval Base BNS Issa khan in Chittagong. 12-3-2017 | bdnewsnet.com
” We never want to get engaged in any
War with anyone, but if anyone
Attacks us we want to give them a befitting reply…”
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally commissioned the twin submarines named “Nabajatra” and “Joyjatra” at a colourful ceremony at the Chittagong Naval Berth at noon, report BSS and UNB.
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The submarines reached the Chittagong Port on December 22. These types of diesel electric submarines — 76 metres long and 7.6 metres wide — are equipped with torpedoes and mines and are capable of attacking enemy warships and submarines.
“The two submarines have added an unprecedented capability to strengthen the defence system to protect the country from aggression of external enemies,” she said.
The government has already taken various short- and long-term plans to build Bangladesh Navy as a three-dimensional force by 2030, said Hasina.
More maritime patrol aircraft, and most modern helicopters will be inducted in the Naval Aviation, and with the induction of more aircraft the patrolling capability of Bangladesh Navy in the vast maritime areas will be enhanced.
She said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman gave “naval ensign” to Bangladesh Navy in 1974 as he realised the importance of the navy for the just independent Bangladesh.