Bangladesh Navy warship ‘Sangram’ left Chittagong Naval Jetty for Lebanon on Sunday to join UN peacekeeping mission.
Regional Commander of Chittagong Naval Area Rear Admiral M Mahbub Ul Islam saw off the ship as the chief guest, according to an ISPR press release.Among others, senior officers of the navy and family members of the sailors were present.
Another warship BNS Bijoy is currently deployed in United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) under the United Nations Multinational Maritime Task Force.
Sangram will replace BNS Bijoy after successfully completing its two-year, eight-month operation.
A total of 15 officers and 95 sailors led by Captain Faisal Mohammad Arifur Rahman Bhuiyan, Commander of the Naval Warships, left for Lebanon to join the peacekeeping mission.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina commissioned the BNS Sangram through a teleconference on June 18 to replace the BNS Bijoy.
It may be mentioned that Bangladesh Navy warships have been participating in the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon since 2010.