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The Bongosagar Naval exercise was concluded between the navies of India and Bangladesh. This is the third edition of the exercise. The first edition of this exercise was held in 2019.
The exercise commenced at Port Mongla, Bangladesh on the 24th of May 2022. The harbour phase of this naval exercise was held from 24th to 25th May 2022. This will be followed by the sea phase which is scheduled to be held in the Northern Bay of Bengal from 26th to 27th May 2022.
The exercise is aimed to develop a high level of interoperability as well as joint operational skills through conducting various maritime operations and exercises between both navies.
During the exercise, the Navies from both countries will be discussing various operational procedures, conducting joint drills, and exchanging best practices and also discussed tactical level planning regarding the conduct of the exercises at sea.
Sumedha, an indigenously built Offshore Patrol Vessel and Kora, Guided Missile Corvette represented the Indian Navy. BNS Ali Haider and Abu Ubaidah represented the Bangladesh Navy.
Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral R. Hari Kumar