Bangladesh Navy
The Bangladesh Navy is the naval arm of the Bangladesh Armed Forces. At present the navy is mostly limited to coastal patrolling, however it is implementing an ambitious procurement and expansion program to ensure the security of Bangladesh's maritime boundary
Maritime boundary
Maritime boundary is a conceptual means of division of the water surface of the planet into maritime areas that are defined through surrounding physical geography or by human geography. As such it usually includes areas of exclusive national rights over the mineral and biological resources,...

. The Bangladesh Navy is presently undergoing major transformation under the leadership of present Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral Zahir. Last year (2010) contracts were signed for a total of 11 ships out of which 8 are new construction.