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  1. MBI Munshi

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    KOLKATA: Bangladesh is all set to build its own missile arsenal. The caretaker government in Dhaka is in the process of clinching a deal with an integrated European company MBDA for buying OTOMAT MK-II surface-to-air missiles and five launch systems. These missiles can carry a payload of 210 kg and can hit targets 180 km away.

    In addition, highly-placed intelligence sources say, the Bangladesh Air Force is negotiating with Turkish arms dealer ASELSAN to buy Shorad (Short Range Air Defence) system and 3D air defence radars during the current financial year.

    Bangladesh has already set up a missile launch pad near the Chittagong Port with assistance from China. Breaking protocol, it did not bother to inform India about its missile tests. Bangladesh's missile programme is a recent one. Its maiden missile test was conducted on May 12, with active participation of a group of Chinese experts. It successfully test-fired land attack anti-ship cruise missile C-802A with a strike range of 120 km from the frigate BNS Osman near Kutubdia Island in the Bay of Bengal.

    The frigate, commissioned by the Bangladesh Navy in 1989, is a 1500-ton Chinese built Jianghu class warship, and the C-802A missile, according to experts, is a modified version of Chinese Ying Ji-802 (western version SACCADE) with weight reduced from 815-715 kg to increase strike range from 42-120 km. It is this enhanced strike radius that has left Indian security agencies worried.

    The radar-equipped missile can carry a 165-kg warhead. Since its guidance equipment has strong anti-jamming capability, the ships it targets have a very low success rate in intercepting the missile. The hit probability of the Ying Ji-802 is rated as 98%. It can be launched from aircraft, ships, submarines and even land-based vehicles, and is considered to be at par with the US Harpoon, the best anti-ship missiles of the present day missile system.

    Bangladesh building missile arsenal-India-The Times of India
     
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  2. salman nedian

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    Good news as the second big Muslim country of subcontinent is attaining power. BD should increase cooperation ith Pakistan to form our subcontinent Muslim block.
     
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    Great news!!!!!!!!!!! inded
     
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    Topic should be Bangladesh Importing Missiles instead of Bangladesh Building missiles
     
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    Come on yaar ! Pak,India and Bangladesh all 3 have poverty issues etc i dont know wat u getting at but yet still are building up there arms to safeguard there country !
     
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    Even then it is a great news.


    Good going Bangladesh

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    we will so happy if its must be happen not one phone call from uncle SAM:usflag: and finish
     
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    I understand Pakistan and Bangladesh are jointly building warships now. This development seems to have the Indians worried at least -

    Dhaka missiles part of Beijing’s encirclement of India: Expert

    New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) A missile arsenal Bangladesh has begun building with Chinese help is part of Beijing’s considered stragtegy to encircle India, says an Indian expert who wondered ‘against whom are the Bangladeshis arming themselves?’

    Bangladesh is acquiring the European OTOMAT MK-II surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) that are defensive in nature and function. But their range of less than 200 km makes them a defence only against India, said Brig. (retd.) Gurmeet Kanwal, Director of New Delhi-based think tank Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS).

    Over the years, he pointed out, China has armed each of the South Asian nations surrounding India with missile systems and Dhaka is the latest in line.

    Bangladesh depends almost entirely on China for its military hardware and hence, it is not surprising that it has chosen not to inform India of its latest acquisition, Kanwal told IANS, adding that Sri Lanka too has been in the same league.

    Dhaka’s missile systems are all outright purchases and there is no technbology transfer or development involved as in, say, Pakistan’s case.

    The present miliary-backed caretaker government in Dhaka has taken special care to keep the armed forces happy with purchase of military hardware, perks, promotions and postings. Many retired and serving military officers have been given diplomatic assignments.

    The latest in the line is Lt. Gen. Mashududdin Chowdhury, a serving officer who has been made part of the military caucus that has been indirectly ruling Bangladesh for some time now.

    According to Indian intelligence sources, Bangladesh is in the process of clinching a deal with an integrated European company MBDA for buying five OTOMAT launch systems. The missiles carry a payload of 210 kg and can hit targets 180 km away.

    The Bangladesh Air Force is also negotiating with Turkish arms dealer ASELSAN for the Shorad (Short Range Air Defence) system and 3D air defence radars.

    Bangladesh has already established a missile launch pad near Chittagong Port with assistance from China, according to these sources. Its missile programme is a recent one, with the maiden missile test conducted on May 12 with active participation of a group of Chinese experts.

    It successfully test-fired the anti-ship cruise missile C-802A with a strike range of 120 km from the frigate BNS Osman near Kutubdia Island in the Bay of Bengal.

    The frigate, commissioned by the Bangladesh Navy in 1989, is a 1,500-ton Chinese built Jianghu class warship, and the C-802A missile, according to experts, is a modified version of Chinese Ying Ji-802 (western version SACCADE) with its weight reduced from 815 kg to 715 kg to increase its strike range from 42 km to 120 km.

    The radar-equipped missile can carry a 165-kg warhead. Since its guidance equipment has strong anti-jamming capability, the ships it targets have a very low success rate in intercepting the missile. The hit probability of the Ying Ji-802 is rated as 98 percent. It can be launched from aircraft, ships, submarines and even land-based vehicles and is considered to be on par with the US Harpoon, arguably the best anti-ship missile among present day system.

    The Pentagon has notified the US Congress of the ‘possible’ sale of the Harpoon to India in a deal valued at $170 million.

    Dhaka missiles part of Beijing’s encirclement of India: Expert | Sindh Today
     
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    Well Bangladesh needs missile system against India as defence what is wrong in it.

    India is arming herself desperatly although she has no threat from anyone in the region then why to cry over fact if smaller nations are trying to protect themselves against Indian aggression.


    :lol: When China armed each of the South Asian nations ????



    :lol: Why should Bangladesh tells India if she was buying weapons and from whome???????

    :tup: Thats the way to move forward.




    :rofl::rofl::rofl: kal ko aik choha cross over karay ga tau India kaha ga he is a spying on India
     
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    inshallah Bangladesh will successful in this mission. we hope one more Muslim military power in South Asia.
     
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    Every country decides on defenses based on needs, as such Bangladesh source could have been much better.
     
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    Good News!
     
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    Thanks to all for such positive responses.
     
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    Every country has right to decide about its weapon purchases based on the threat perception. If Bangladesh is doing this than there is nothing wrong with it.
     
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    OTOMAT is an Anti-Ship missile, why the big ruckus? Its nothing great. Atleast BD finally got a decent AShM, instead of relying on those C-801/2's.