MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally commissioned the twin submarines named ‘Nabajatra’ and ‘Joyjatra’ in the navy at a colorful ceremony in the Chittagong Naval Berth on Sunday.
Bangladesh Navy has started its journey as a ‘three-dimensional force’ as two submarines were commissioned in its fleet for the first time.
She handed over the ‘commissioning formans’ to the commanding officers of the submarines procured from China and formally unveiled their name plaques as per the rules of the navy.
“With the induction of the submarines, Bangladesh Navy has started its fresh journey with a new shape and strength alongside the progress of the country,” Sheikh Hasina told the commissioning function of two submarines.
Earlier, the submarines were handed over to Bangladesh on 14 November. On behalf of the Chinese government, Rear Admiral Liu Zizhu handed over the submarines to Bangladesh Navy Chief Admiral Mohammad Nizamuddin Ahmed at a function at a Dalian city shipyard in Liaoning province.