Chart showing strength of the Bangladesh Navy
Through Recent Years, Bangladesh Navy has established itself as one of the most capable forces in Asian Subcontinent. But Bangladesh Navy's massive undertaking programs are clearly indicating it's intention to join the Great Asian Naval Race.
Bangladesh, the country of South Asia have a land area of almost 150,000 km and it's claim in Indian ocean is almost as much as it's land area. With a vast maritime area and threat from Myanmar and India, It had become almost necessary for Bangladesh to build a strong Navy, However, With it's modernization program on paper, It won't be a mistake to say that the Navy's aim is much more than to defend itself from it's neighbors.
Bangladesh Navy currently operates over 120 ships with 66 on order while Coast Guard operates around 60 ships with about 30 on order.