UK to build permanent naval base in Bahrain
LONDON: Britain said on Friday it had sealed a deal to expand and reinforce its naval presence in Bahrain that would allow it to operate more and bigger ships in the Gulf on a long-term basis.
Under the agreement, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said onshore facilities at the Mina Salman Port in Bahrain, where Britain bases four mine-hunter warships on a permanent basis, would be improved.
The base, which will now be expanded to include a new forward operating base and a place to plan, store equipment for naval operations and accommodate Royal Navy personnel, is used to support British Destroyers and Frigates in the Gulf.
“This new base is a permanent expansion of the Royal Navy’s footprint and will enable Britain to send more and larger ships to reinforce stability in the Gulf,” said British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon.
“We will now be based again in the Gulf for the long term.”
The U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet is also based in Bahrain.
Pakistanis are now eligible to apply for Bahrain eVisas
Pakistanis to receive visa-on-arrival in Bahrain from January
The Bahrain side not many people know of
Future-ready training and leadership [Talk in Bahrain]
Pakistan 15th most powerful military in the world
Saudi Arabia is building the world’s tallest tower
Shanghai Central Tower world’s second tallest building at 2,037ft
Solar plane makes first flight
MH370: Is plane deeper than inverted Burj Khalifa?
Malaysia Airlines – Apology: Technology is so overrated!