PLA-N visit Bangladesh

China continues to woo region.

Chinese Navy vessels with missile frigates for the first time dock in Bangladesh

Three Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy vessels, including two missile frigates, have for the first time docked in Bangladesh, sailing through the Bay of Bengal this week for a five-day visit.

The PLA Navy’s 21st fleet, comprising the guided-missile frigates Liuzhou and Sanya, and a comprehensive supply ship Qinghaihu, arrived in Chittagong port on Wednesday. This was the first time that a Chinese navy escort fleet had visited Bangladesh, the Communist Party’s official People’s Daily said on Thursday. The three shops were welcomed by a Bangladesh Navy ship as they entered the Bay of Bengal, followed by a grand welcoming ceremony at a port that China has helped finance, underlining Beijing’s increasing presence in the Indian Ocean. China has also helped build ports in Sri Lanka.

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