|Published : 12 Mar 2017, 13:15:45 | Updated : 12 Mar 2017, 13:32:28|
Bangladesh adds two submarines to its navy fleet
Bangladesh Navy has entered into a new era with two China-made 035G diesel-electric submarines inducted into its fleet now.
BNS Nabajatra and BNS Joyjatra were commissioned on Sunday by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Isha Khan Naval Base in Chittagong.
In November last year, Chinese Rear Admiral Liu Zizhu handed the submarines over to Bangladesh Navy chief Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed at a ceremony in Dalian city in China's Liaoning province, reports bdnews24.com.
After 'sea trials' and training of naval officers and submariners, the submarines docked in Chittagong on Dec 22.
According to the Inter Services Public Relations Directorate (ISPR), the 76-metre-long and 7.6-metre-wide submarines can achieve highest 17 nautical miles per hour.
Armed with torpedoes and mines, they are able to track and attack enemy ships and submarines, said the ISPR.