The first ever International Fleet Review (IFR) will be organised by Bangladesh Navy (BN) in December 2021 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the independence of Bangladesh combined with other national events of Victory Day.
The Honourable Prime Minister of People’s Republic of Bangladesh is expected to review the fleet as Chief Guest. Bangladesh Navy (BN) will invite friendly Navies to participate International Fleet Review with their suitable navy ships and representatives.
The head of participating Navies along with their spouses and high officials will also be invited in the various events of International Fleet Review (IFR).
The major events of the programme will take place at Inani Beach front and anchorage in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. However, a few events of International Fleet Review (IFR) will also be conducted in Cox’s Bazar sea beach area.
The International Fleet Review (IFR) 2021 organised by Bangladesh Navy intends to promote goodwill, strengthen cooperation and showcase BN’s organizational capabilities. IFR 2021 also serves as an ideal platform for world’s navies to showcase their prowess, naval diplomacy, goodwill and cooperation in a global / international arena. Therefore, this first ever International Fleet Review (IFR) will be a great opportunity for Bangladesh in general and Bangladesh Navy in particular to interact with world navies in Bangladeshi waters, exert naval diplomacy, promote tourism/socio economic/infrastructure development in the coastal areas capitalising the experience of International Multilateral Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise (IMMSAREX) 2017.