Bangladesh Buys 2 Retired Chinese Type 035 SubmarinesPosted: November 15, 2016
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: mil.huanqiu.com “Bangladesh Buys 2 Retired Chinese Type 035 Submarines” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)