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BNS TITUMIR
 

1. Name of the Base: The name TITUMIR has historical significance. BNS TITUMIR is named after the valiant freedom fighter Mir Nisar Ali Titumir who was born in 1782 in the village Chadpur of 24 Pargana District in West Bengal. To fight the British regime he established a fort historically known as ‘Basher Kella’ (fort made of bamboo) and organized a few thousand people in the early years of the 19th Century. On 14 November 1831 Mir Nisar Ali Titumir while fighting against the British occupation forces from the Kella succumbed to martyrdom.

   
2. Location. BNS TITUMIR is situated on the bank of the river BHAIROB in Khulna about 380 KM south west of capital Dhaka. The base is located within the Khulna City Corporation.
3. Heritage in Perspective.

 

a. Bangladesh Navy was born on 10 December 1971. The painful but proud birth took place here in Khulna when ‘PADMA’ and ‘PALASH’, the two of Patrol Craft of Bangladesh Liberation Forces were on active service in the Rupsha River.

b. The beginning of BNS TITUMIR dates back to 1965 with the formation of Extended Defence Office with some men and small building. Extended Defence Office was commissioned in 1970. BNS TITUMIR was commissioned in BN on 10 December 1974.

   
4. Role of the Base.  
 

a. BNS TITUMIR is primarily a training base. New Entry Training School (NETS) and School of Logistics and Management (SOLAM) are the two important training institutes in the base. NETS imparts initial training to the new entry sailors and SOLAM imparts basic and advanced professional training to the officers and sailors of Supply Branch.

b. In addition to training, the base also undertakes some peacetime role in terms of aiding civil administration and law enforcement.

 


c. Forward Base Khepupara. In order to extend aiding hand to civil administration forward base Khepupara remains standby round the clock with a Naval contingent and a LCVP. This base also carries out fishery protection, anti-smuggling and anti-piracy operations.

d. Forward Base Hiron Point. A contingent is placed to provide support to ship’s at sea in the forward base Hiron point. This base is situated on the southern side of the Sundarban. The location of this forward base is very important both in time of peace and war.

   
5. Training Schools.  
 

a. New Entry Training School (NETS).. It started functioning in its present location in 1980. Since then recruits of all branches including Ministry of Defence Constabulary {MODC(N)} join this base for the initial training known as ‘Boot Camp Training’.

b. School  Of Logistics And Management(SOLAM). It was established in 1978. Since then it is providing logistics training to officers and sailors of Bangladesh Navy. This school also provides logistics training to officers and sailors from foreign navies.
 

6. Training Curriculum. Training includes professional curriculum, co-curriculum and extracurricular activities. Professional teaching encompasses Naval education. Co-curricular activities include physical training and academic learning. Co-curricular activities include training visit and personal trait development programme.
 

7. Boat Pool. The base is enriched with a boat pool possessing handsome number of various kinds of boats. The boats include Rigid Inflatable Boat, GRP made Riverine Boats (single screw and double screw), Gemini Boat, Motor whaler, Motor cutter, Fenul Boat, Sailing Boat, Pulling Boat and Jolly Boat. These boats are used for number of requirements like operational, administrative, search and rescue duties and aid to civil power.

 

 

 

 

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