|New F-22B Frigate of Bangladeshi Navy (2012).|
|Two Chinese used-frigates for Burma Navy (2011).|
|Design of new Bangladeshi missile Corvette.|
|A Transocean Drilling Rig.|
|Bangladeshi frigate confronting Burmese oil rig (2008).|
|Burma (53 million) is roughly 5 times bigger than crowded Bangladesh (160 million).|
Massive Military Built Up at Ann Pass, Arakan State, has been going on for many years now and accordingly that whole area on the Arakan Yoma at Ann has been restricted-area for the civilians. Ann airport was upgraded to Burma’s latest air force base. The Burmese Western Military Command Headquarters (Na-pa-kha) was relocated out from vulnerable Sittwe (Akyab) on the coastline to more-solidly defendable Ann.
Since the now-army-chief Min Aung Hlaing was the young CO of army Western Command (Na-pa-kha) in 2006 Burmese Army has been seriously preparing a very possible scenario of a border war with Bangladesh - after that serious threat issued by Saudi Crown Prince in April 1992 to invade our Arakan and give our fertile land to the half-starving millions of Bengali Muslims - and the army War Office has done whatever necessary for that inevitable border war.
The changes in the landscape in and around Ann (town and airfield) can be seen by comparing 2005 and 2006 satellite photos posted on Google Earth™. Note the circles in 2005 with no excavation on the slope of the hills.
(A) Military establishments have been further extended to the south of airfield and the original Ann town.
(B) On 2006 photo, hill slopes at two large hills had been excavated. Expansion of the establishments extended further south.
(C) Extended area from the hills to the west bank of Ann creek has been potted with standard military structures with blue colored roofs.
(D) Original Ann airport was upgraded with longer runway and new tarmac. The 2006 satellite photo was limited to see possible aircraft hangers, new taxi-ways, etc.
(E) Total population of original Ann town was 1,000. The town is spreading along the east bank of Ann Creek. The new military installations have been developed south and northeast of the old town. "Ann Creek" Hydropower Project is being implemented by the Ministry of Electric Power No. 1 on Ann Creek, 3.5 miles northeast to Ann. The project can generate 44 million kilowatt hours yearly when it is finished.
(F) Just on the western side of the hill across from the air base, more military installations have been establishing.
(G) The same way, more military installations have been developed on the east of original Ann town.
Finishing soon ………..