|Published : 11 Mar 2017, 22:42:37 | Updated : 11 Mar 2017, 22:56:10|
Submarines to be commissioned Sunday
Bangladesh Navy is set to start its journey as a ‘three-dimensional force’ as two submarines are going to be added to its fleet for the first time on Sunday.
"The commissioning of two submarines procured from China will be held at a special ceremony in the area adjacent to Chittagong naval jetty in the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina," Prime Minister's Office sources said on Saturday.
A ship brought Bangladesh’s first submarines named "Nabajatra" and "Joyjatra" to Chittagong Port from China on December 22. Earlier, the submarines were handed over to Bangladesh on November 14.
On behalf of the Chinese government, Rear Admiral Liu Zizhu handed over the submarines to Bangladesh Navy Chief Admiral Mohammad Nizamuddin Ahmed at a function at a Dalian city shipyard in Liaoning province.
"With the inclusion of the two submarines, Bangladesh Navy would commence its journey as a three-dimensional force," Admiral Ahmed told the submarines handing-over ceremony. – source BSS