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The first ever Multinational Maritime Task Force under United Nation Interim Force in Lebanon was formed in 2010 to enforce UNSCR 1701 and 1884. Bangladesh Navy Ship OSMAN (FFG) and MADHUMATI (OPV) joined the UNIFIL, MTF on May 2010. The BN is the third Asian and only sub continental navy to serve in the volatile region. Later in June 2014 the ships were replaced by BNS ALI HAIDER (FFG) and BNS NIRMUL (OPV) with multiplied and diverse capability. These two ships also successfully completed their tour of duty and replaced by BNS BIJOY (FSG) in December 2017. Bangladesh Navy is proud to be a member of elite maritime task force of UN. The ship is tasked with:
  • Conduct surveillance and patrolling in the Area of Maritime Operation (AMO).
  • Conduct Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO) in Area of Maritime Operation (AMO).
  • Contribute to UNIFIL, AIR Surveillance.
  • Contribute to UNIFIL intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR).
  • Training of Lebanese Navy personnel.
  • Detect, locate, hail, positively identify and classify any vessel inside AMO.
  • Deter, escort and/ or handover all suspicious vessel to Lebanese authorities.
  • Conduct inspection boarding at sea onboard suspicious vessels.
  • Exercise self-defense/area defense against all possible threats.
  • Provide force protection as required.