Why Bangladesh-India Defense Agreement Secretly Done?

In May 11, Bangladesh and india signed an defense agreement. Under this agreement india will finance Bangladesh’s military purchases. Bilateral military training exchange is also a part of this deal. Although, majority of the Bangladeshis are not happy and furious about this agreement Sheikh hasina government which is not elected forcefully done this.

Navies of both countries are also signed an MoU under which indian GRSE and Bangladesh Navy’s Khulna Shipyard will work together but in which project no clue. Many expert saying that this agreement going to bind Bangladesh for indian approval to buy anything for her armed forces. Patriotic Bangladeshis seeing this agreement as a treachery of the current government.

Everyone knows Bangladesh is the 3rd biggest remittance source of india. Bangladesh does not india’s military support for many reasons. One of the biggest reason is “treason”. India’s hegemonic designs against her neighbors are not hidden anymore. Nepal broke out with Delhi for this very hegemonic behavior. India didn’t exchanged any technological investment with any of her neighboring country. So, now, india’s keen eager to help Bangladesh in the military sector is nothing just a bluff.

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Does Really Bangladesh Army Gonna Buy LARGE Number of New Tanks

Bangladesh Army evaluating to buy advanced heavy main battle tank and light tanks. Currently there are several options for light tanks, which weighs under 35 tons. Chinese VT-5 is one of the progressive contestant.

On the other hand Russian T-90MS, Chinese VT-4 or MBT-3000 and Ukrainian Oplot-M MBTs are the options for the heavy MBTs.

Bangladesh Army MASSIVELY Increasing Anti-Tank Guided Missile Inventory

Bangladesh Army Signed Deal for New Anti-Tank Weapons.

Several deals has been signed with different eastern European countries for the new anti-tank weapons.  This package includes long-range anti-tank rocket propelled grenade launchers, short-range anti-tank weapons, short-range anti-tank guided missiles and long-range anti-tank guided missiles etc. The number of these systems are large, though, not confirmed.

Still it is not known with which countries Bangladesh Army signed those deals. But it is expected that Ukraine, Serbia, Poland, and other Balkan states are in the list.

Bangladesh Army building a formidable anti-tank weapons inventory. It comprised second and third generation anti-tank guided missiles. Previously the main ATGM was Pakistan made Baktar-Shikan ATGM which is a license built version of the Chinese HJ-8.

Recently Bangladesh buying the most modern and advanced military equipment whether it is a weapons platform or any auxiliary system. It suggests that Dhaka realized the imminent threat from savage burmese army. Burma’s recent killing operation against Rohingya minority in the Arakan state (aka rakhine state) created history’s one of the worst humanitarian crisis in the region. And more than half-a-million Rohingya people has fled to Bangladesh to save their lives from killer myanmar army.

Secretary General of the United Nations has termed burmese atrocities against Rohingya Muslims as the “text-example of ethnic cleansing”. Most of the world leaders condemned burmese activity. But, military junta of myanmar has no shame. They violated Bangladesh’s air space several times to provoke Bangladesh to attack burmese side.

Italy Offered A129 Helicopter to Bangladesh Army

Bangladesh Army getting offer for its Attack Chopper acquisition program from various sources includes Italian Leonardo Company with its A129 International attack helicopter

Bangladesh Army attack helicopter procurement, Leonardo A129 is an option.

Italian defense equipment manufacturer Leonardo Company offered it A129 International attack helicopter to Bangladesh Army. Attack helicopters are modern army’s aerial warfare backbone and Leonardo’s A129 combat helicopter is one of the most sophisticated chopper in its class.

It is a combat proven platform. A129 also dubbed as AW129, sometimes. Italian Army operating 59 of them and deployed worldwide operations. This attack helo can operate in hot desert conditions, cold weather, and tropical humid weather. If Bangladesh Army go for A129 then they can get logistics, training, maintenance and spare supports easily.

To Face Burma’s THREAT!! Bangladesh Army Buying 300KM A-300 Guided Weapons System

Bangladesh Army choose Chinese A-300 precision guided multiple launch rocket system to increase deterrence power

Bangladesh Army choose chinese A-300 guided multiple launch rocket system to buy as the BA needs a new long-range rocket artillery system. For the contract China offered its various models but Bangladesh may only buy China ALIT A-300 GMLRS which is a 300mm rocket artillery system with 290km range.

A-300 GMLRS is very much capable of hitting targets well behind the enemy lines of upto 290km. it is mainly designed to hit large area targets. Bridges, armored corps or large concentration of enemy troops, artillery and air defense batteries, command posts, ammunition depot and other military support facilities.

Recently burmese army’s aggressive maneuvers near Bangladesh’s border in the southern parts of the country rattled the military planners in Dhaka. Bangladesh resorting to increase her artillery firepower to a new height with massiveness. Due to the hilly terrain of the Cox’s Bazaar, Bandarban and Teknaf districts Bangladesh Army needs very nimble, shoot & scoot type MLRS to best suit the needs.

Bangladesh Army and Navy also increasing massive firepower to thwart any burmese misadventure. Still Bangladesh can handle burmese aggressiveness well, rather resort to peaceful manner to maintain stability in the region as it has a greater role to promote peace across the South Asian region.

Bangladesh Army Going To Manufacture Advanced Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System In Home (Bangladesh)

Government decided to build an indigenous defense industries to produce high-tech military equipment and thus, Bangladesh Army started a project to manufacture GMLRS in home.

Bangladesh Ordinance Factory (BOF) and Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory (BMTF) jointly will assemble “Guided-Multiple Launch Rocket System” (GMLRS) for the Bangladesh Army.

Primarily medium range MLRS will be assembled under license from some Chinese manufacturer. And for this purpose army has started to negotiate with several Chinese military vehicle manufacturers for suitable launcher vehicle.

Bangladesh Armed Forces finalized a modernization plan dubbed as “Forces Goal – 2030”. Under this plan Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Air Force started purchasing various military equipment. And initiated various defense program to produce possible military hardware in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Army assembling Man Portable Air Defence Systems in Bangladesh Ordinance Factory (BOF). Next is “Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System” (GMLRS). One of the sophisticated Chinese MLRS which is widely used by the PLA going to be assembled under license from China. BMTF discussing with Chinese military vehicle manufacturer Sinotruck and Taian for a heavy duty military truck suitable for multi-barrel rocket launchers.

Bangladesh Army’s next target to build Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Army Received Mi-171Sh Military Helicopters from Russian Helicopters JSC Armed with ATGM, Bombs, Missiles & Rockets-2017

Bangladesh Army received Mi-171Sh combat helicopters from Russia, which are armed assault export version of the Mi-8AMT. These choppers are armed for the combat roles and equipped with multirole capable avionics & other systems too.

Bangladesh Army received Mi-171Sh combat helicopters from Russia, which are armed assault export version of the Mi-8AMT. These choppers are armed for the combat roles and equipped with multirole capable avionics & other systems too.
http://www.russianhelicopters.aero/en/press/news/Russian+Helicopters+delivers+five+Mi-171Sh+helicopters+to+Bangladesh/
On the other hand, Bangladesh Air Force also operating 33 examples of the rotary-wing aircraft from the Russian Helicopters, a company of the state owned Rostec Corporation. This specific version has been derived from the Mil Mi-8AMT and being promoted worldwide from 2000. Russian Air Force has operating such 40 units which are armed with various weapons systems.
Bangladesh Senabahini will use these Mi-171Sh helicopters for various utility and combat roles. Relief and rescue missions during natural disaster & calamities are the main among civilian uses. They’ll also lease these aerial platforms in the United Nation Peace Keeping Missions too.
The upgraded version comes with modern advanced avionics, armaments same as Mi-24 attack helicopters, one new weather radar, rear ramp, hardened armor plates on outside of the cockpit and engines.