Bangladesh Defence Fair International Fleet Review 2022

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INTERNATIONAL FLEET REVIEW (IFR)- 2021

First ever IFR will be organized by Bangladesh Navy (BN) in December 2021 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the independence of Bangladesh combined with other national events of Victory Day. The Honourable Prime Minister of People's Republic of Bangladesh is expected to review the fleet as Chief Guest. Bangladesh Navy (BN) will invite friendly Navies to participate IFR with their suitable navy ships and representatives. The head of participating Navies along with their spouses and high officials will also be invited in the various events of IFR. The major events of the programme will take place at Inani Beach front and anchorage in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. However, a few events of IFR will also be conducted in Cox’s Bazar sea beach area.

AIM OF IFR 2021

IFR 2021 organized by BN intends to promote goodwill, strengthen cooperation and showcase BN’s organizational capabilities. IFR 2021 also serves as an ideal platform for world’s navies to showcase their prowess, naval diplomacy, goodwill and cooperation in a global / international arena. Therefore, this first ever IFR will be a great opportunity for Bangladesh in general and BN in particular to interact with world navies in Bangladeshi waters, exert naval diplomacy, promote tourism/ socio economic/ infrastructure development in the coastal areas capitalizing the experience of International Multilateral Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise (IMMSAREX) 2017.

 

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International Fleet Review will be hosted by the Bangladesh Navy in Cox's Bazar from 6-9th December.
Navy ships and delegation teams from 54 friendly countries around the world are participating in this event.

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If we really had 54 friendly countries around the world tlwe would have been in paradise!😂
 

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International Fleet Review will be hosted by the Bangladesh Navy in Cox's Bazar from 6-9th December.
Navy ships and delegation teams from 54 friendly countries around the world are participating in this event.

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East Timor has a navy ? lolol

Jokes aside, I don't think they have the ship large enough to sail in the open ocean, unless they opt for multiple stop.
 

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The Bangladesh Navy is hosting the first-ever International Fleet Review at Inani of Cox’s Bazar between December 6 and 9, officials said on Monday.

Naval commanders, ships from some 30 countries including the United States, China, India and the neighbouring Myanmar would participate in the international gathering, they added.

According to a letter from the Armed Forces Division, the US Pacific fleet commander Admiral Samuel J Paparo Jr, Indian chief of naval staff Admiral R Hari Kumar and Indian Coast Guard director general Virender Singh Pathania, among others, were scheduled to visit Cox’s Bazar with their aircraft.

The AFD, meanwhile, requested the Civil Aviation Authority Bangladesh to set up some additional facilities at Cox’s Bazar airport including immigration and customs services, providing air parking and security for friendly countries including the United States and India.

The Chinese national defense ministry on Saturday in a statement stated that their guided missile destroyer Changsha (Hull 173) set sail for Bangladesh on Friday afternoon.

Naval intelligence director Commodore Moniruzzaman told New Age that their preparation was in full swing as representatives from the US, China and India, among others, were scheduled to participate in the meeting of international navies.

According to sources, ships from China, US, India, Thailand, China, Myanmar and Malaysia are due to attend the gathering.

Naval representatives from the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Australia, China, Turkey, Egypt, Nigeria, Sudan, India, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Iran, Oman, Palestine and Saudia Arabia would be present in the gathering.

The key purpose of hosting the IFR would be to deepen relations among the naval forces on the Indo-Pacific Ocean, said an official.

Military analyst retired Major General Shahidul Hoque told New Age that the first-ever fleet review in Bangladesh would be a manifestation of the country’s global engagement.

‘It is a good gesture,’ he said.

Shahidul, a former Bangladeshi ambassador to Libya, however, does not see any geo-political or strategic influence in the international engagement.

The Navy headquarters believes that the IFR 2022 would also serve as an ideal platform for world’s navies to showcase their prowess, naval diplomacy, goodwill and cooperation in an international arena alongside interacting with world navies in Bangladesh waters, promote tourism and infrastructure development in the coastal areas of Bangladesh.

Earlier, the Bangladesh Navy held Indian Ocean naval symposium multilateral maritime search and rescue exercise in Cox’s Bazar in November 2017.


China's guided missile destroyer Changsha (Hull 173) attached to a naval destroyer flotilla under the Southern Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) set sail for Bangladesh on Friday afternoon with the approval of China's Central Military Commission (CMC).

The Navy of Bangladesh will host activities to commemorate the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the independence of Bangladesh.

The Chinese naval vessel Changsha is expected to participate in the International Fleet Review (IFR). Meanwhile, a delegation of the PLA Navy is set to attend the event in Bangladesh in early December, reports China Military.

Previously, the PLA has participated in similar IFR events and accepted invitations from foreign navies.

On 23 April 2019, the PLA Navy held an IFR to celebrate its 70th founding anniversary in the waters of the Yellow Sea, 18 naval vessels from 13 foreign countries were invited to participate in that event, according to China Military.

Changsha, making its debut in the PLA Navy on 12 August 2015, is a new-type guided missile destroyer developed, designed, and manufactured independently by China.


The Myanmar delegation led by Captain Thein Soe from #Myanmar_Navy, together with the warship ‘Kyan Sittha’, has left to attend the event in Bangladesh in early December from No. 3 Thilawa Naval Base, according to the reports released by the State Administration Council.

The combatant ship ‘Kyan Sittha’ is expected to participate in the #International_Fleet_Review-IFR that will be convened from December 6 to 9, 2022 and hosted by the Bangladesh Navy.

The upcoming December 24 will turn the Myanmar Navy in its Diamond Jubilee Anniversary.

The Myanmar Navy started modernization, especially in 2011, when the current Commander-in-Chief became the highest position in the State defense forces.

Myanmar launched its first indigenous frigate “Aung Zeya” which entered service in 2011 and took part in a joint exercise with Indian Navy ships in early 2013.

“Kyan Sittha” is the second ship and entered service in 2012.

Myanmar is the 5th ASEAN country acquiring the submarines since Myanmar bought a refurbished Soviet submarine from India using credit intended to strengthen defence ties in 2020. In December 2021 received an UMS Minye Kyaw Htin submarine from China, reportedly for free as a donation to Myanmar’s Navy.

In 2019, Myanmar’s Mottama warship made its first visit to Vladivostok harbour in Russia’s Far East.

Myanmar is invited by the International Fleet Review-IFR Bangladesh as ‘Ship and Delegation’ among 40 countries including Australia, Brazil, Brunei, China, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, South Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, USA, UK and Vietnam.

 
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