Bangladesh PM defends decision to buy 2 Submarines from China

Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today defended the decision to purchase two Chinese submarines at a cost of US $ 20.3 million, saying that this step would not be “negative feedback” from other countries because it would protect the country’s sovereignty Is for

Describing China as a key partner in development, Hasina said that the purchase of two China-made submarines by Bangladesh is for modernization of its defense mechanism, to make the Navy “three-dimensional power”.

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He told Parliament on Wednesday, “I believe that the decision to buy two submarines from China is related to national interest, and there will be no negative feedback in the political scenario of the external world”. He said that the defense mechanism of Bangladesh will be strengthened by the involvement of these two submarines in the Navy.