DEFENCE, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Navies of India and Bangladesh began a two-day coordinated patrol in the northern Bay of Bengal. It reflects their growing cooperation to ensure maritime security in the region.
From the Indian Navy side, two indigenously built Ships - Kora, a guided-missile corvette, and Sumedha, an offshore patrol vessel are participating in the exercise. From the Bangladesh side, Navy Ships BNS Ali Haider and BNS Abu Ubaidah are taking part in the coordinated patrol exercise. In addition, Maritime Patrol Aircraft of both navies would also be participating in the Coordinated Patrol.
The regular conduct of CORPATs has strengthened mutual understanding and enhanced interoperability between both the navies in countering transnational maritime threats at sea. It marks the continuing cooperation between India and Bangladesh at multiple levels including defense.