China to sell Bangladesh two submarines

Dhaka, Dec 22 : Bangladesh will buy two submarines worth $203.3 million from China to strengthen its navy, media reported.

Bangladesh has finalised a deal to purchase two Ming-class submarines, The New Age reported Saturday.

The submarines would strengthen the navy's ability to protect the country's resources, officials, who remained unidentified, were quoted as saying. They added that the deal would cost Bangladesh $203.3 million and awaits the finance ministry approval.

The type 035G diesel-electric run submarines are scheduled to be delivered in 2019, according to the daily.

Earlier in January this year, Armed Forces Division principal staff officer Lieutenant General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq said the deal to procure the submarines was under negotiation.

Seventeen sailors are receiving training on how to operate submarines and the navy has acquired land in Kutubdia Island in Cox's Bazaar to set up a submarine base, the report said.

--IANS (Posted on 22-12-2013)

world-news headlines

Pain may curb sex drive in women: Study

3G, 4G spectrum license auction begins in Pakistan

Botafogo keeper lauds Seedorf impact

Brazil World Cup venue not yet complete

Spurs coach Popovich named NBA coach of year

Mazzarri to stay at Inter next season: Thohir

Chelsea goalie Cech to miss rest of season

Sao Paulo express interest in Kaka

Hollande vows 'all measures' to fight Syrian Jihadists

Nine held in Venezuela for financing violent protests

UN envoy condemns lawmakers' killing in Somalia

Brazil, UAE to cooperate in defence

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box


Back to Top