Bangladesh Navy Submarine Update-2017:
Bangladesh Navy going to commission its 2 Type 035G Ming-class submarines, BNS Nabajatra & BNS Joyjatra, in 12 March, 2017. The pennant numbers of these two boats are: S161 & S162. Admiral Mohammad Nizamuddin Ahmed, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), received these two submarines in Dalian, China where they were built and refitted with heavy upgrades. S161 & S162 Ming-class submarines of Bangladesh Navy arrived at Chittagong Port in 14 November, 2016.
Bangladesh has plan to expand its submarine forces comprises of 8 submarines and at least two submarine bases. Primarily these two submarine will berth in the Amnabad Submarine Base in Patuakhali near Payrabond Port where Navy building country’s biggest naval base along, Bangladesh Army also building a cantonment to protect Bangladesh’s interests and assets there. In coming years Bangladesh will buy either Russian upgraded Kilo class advanced sub or Chinese Type 041 Yuan class or S20 boats for more credible naval power.