Bangladesh Buys 2 Retired Chinese Type 035 Submarines

Delivery ceremony of Chinese submarine to Bangladesh

Delivery ceremony of Chinese submarine to Bangladesh

One of the submarines China sold to Banglasesh

China’s Type 035 submarine, the type of submarine that China  sold to Banglasesh

According to the website of The Daily Star, the English newspaper with the largest circulation in Bangladesh, on November 14, Bangladesh received the delivery of 2 retired Chinese submarines. It is believed that Bangladesh pays US$203 million for them.

According to Bangladesh military spokesman Taposhi Labeya, the two submarines will be commissioned early next year. Before retirement and delivery to Bangladesh, the submarines have undergone maintenance and upgrading in a shipyard in Qingdao, China. The upgrading has made them better suited to local tropical weather and navy crew’s habits and customs.

Source: “Bangladesh Buys 2 Retired Chinese Type 035 Submarines” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)


4 Comments on “Bangladesh Buys 2 Retired Chinese Type 035 Submarines”

  1. fanofgreatchina says:

    NO, China want to give pressure to Myanmar. The obsolete subs are no match for Indians but trouble for Myanmars


    • Steve says:

      Those 035 retired Chinese Submarines has being upgraded for Bangladeshi submariners to learn the skills required for submarine sailors patrolling it’s sea boundaries. The submarine is not even equipped with AIP. China and Myanmar has active bilateral relations. Bangladesh has a more advanced naval assets than Myanmar and both these nations has a cordial active bilateral relations. How does the retired 035 subs trouble Myanmar.


  2. Simon says:

    Whats more significant is it shows Chinese influence in India’s backyard.


  3. Steve says:

    Could be the Ming diesel electric Submarine class 035G with modern upgrades compared to the 035A. China’s PLAN calls it ‘New Wine in an Old Bottle.’ Its a good choice for Bangladesh young submariners to gain knowledge.