2 submarines to join navy fleet in 2016

10:19:00 PM
DHAKA, -- Two submarines would join the navy fleet in the middle of 2016, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said.

The prime minister said this while addressing a function marking the commissioning of one oil fleet tanker and two landing craft utility (LCU) as well as induction of two landing craft tankers in Bangladesh Navy at Digraj Naval Jetty in Mongla of Khulna on Sunday, reports BSS.

"A process for induction of two submarines in the navy has already been finalised and the submarines would join the navy fleet in the middle of 2016 Insha Allah," she said.

She vowed to build Bangladesh Navy as a most modern and strong force to safeguard the country's independence and sovereignty.

Sheikh Hasina also said construction of a base and other infrastructures for the submarines is under process, while a priority is being given to launch full-fledged flotilla activities in Khulna river zone.

On her arrival at the Mongla Naval Base, the Prime Minister was received by Chief of Naval Staff Vice-Admiral Farid Habib and the regional commander of Khulna River Zone.

Later, Sheikh Hasina handed over the "commissioning and induction forman" formally and unveiled the name plaques of the ships.

The People's Liberation Army Navy North Sea Fleet Ming-class submarine force.


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