Indian Navy – Bangladesh Navy Bilateral EX Bongosagar Commences

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The third edition of the Indian Navy (IN) - Bangladesh Navy (BN) bilateral exercise 'Bongosagar' began on 24 May 22 at Port Mongla, Bangladesh.

  • The harbor phase of the exercise is scheduled from 24-25 May followed by a sea phase in the North Bay of Bengal from 26-27 May.

  • Indian Navy ships Kora, an indigenously built Guided Missile Corvette and Sumedha, an indigenously built offshore patrol vessel, are participating in the exercise.

  • The Bangladesh Navy is represented by BNS Abu Ubaidah and Ali Haider, both guided missile frigates.

  • The harbour phase of the exercise

  • This includes professional and social interactions and friendly sportings, besides strategic level planning discussions on the conduct of exercises at sea.

  • The sea phase of the exercise

  • It would facilitate ships from both the navies to participate in intensive surface warfare drills, weapon firing drills, seamanship evolutions and coordinated air operations in a tactical scenario.

  • About Bongosagar bilateral exercise

  • Its first edition was held in 2019.

  • Its aim is to develop interoperability and joint operational skills through the conduct of a wide spectrum of maritime exercises and operations.

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