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Indian Navy (In) – Bangladesh Navy (Bn) Bilateral Exercise Bongosagar And In-Bn Corpat
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BONGOSAGAR BILATERAL EXERCISE 2020
- The second edition of Indian Navy (IN) – Bangladesh Navy (BN) Bilateral Exercise Bongosagar is scheduled to commence.
- Exercise Bongosagar, whose first edition was held in 2019.
- In the upcoming edition of Exercise Bongosagar, ships from both navies will participate in surface warfare drills, seamanship evolutions and helicopter operations.
- This exercise will be followed by the 3rd edition of IN – BN Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) in Northern Bay of Bengal from 4 to 5 October 2020.
- Exercise Bongosagar and IN – BN CORPAT will be undertaken over three days.
- Conduct of CORPATs has strengthened understanding between both the navies and instituted measures to stop conduct of unlawful activities.
- INS KILTAN : It is an indigenously built Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette.
- INS KHUKRI : It is an indigenously built Guided-Missile Corvette.
Participating along with Bangladesh Naval Ships:
- BNS ABU BAKR : A Guided-Missile Frigate and
- BNS PROTTOY : A Guided-Missile Corvette.
- This edition of Exercise Bongosagar assumes greater significance since it is being conducted during Mujib Barsho.
- It reflects the priority that Indian Navy accords to Bangladesh Navy.
- Also , It is a part of Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of SAGAR (Security And Growth for All in the Region).
- India and Bangladesh have a close, long-standing relationship covering a wide spectrum of activities and interactions, which has strengthened over the years.
- The people of India and Bangladesh also share close cultural bonds and a shared vision of democratic society and a rules-based order.
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