India, Bangladesh navies start coordinated patrol in Bay

Our Correspondent

12 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

New Delhi: The second edition of Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) in northern Bay of by Bangladesh Navy (BN) and Indian Navy (IN) started on Thursday.

BNS Ali Haider, a Type 053 frigate and BNS Shadinota, a Type 056 stealth guided missile corvette, are participating in the event. INS Ranvijay, a guided-missile destroyer and INS Kuthar, an ingeniously built missile corvette are joining CORPAT.

The two-day CORPAT will be followed by the maiden edition of BN-IN Bilateral Exercise at Visakhapatnam from October 12 to 16, said a statement issued by the Defence Ministry of India says.

The IN-BN CORPAT commenced in 2018 with a view to upgrading bilateral exercise of the navies of both countries with deployment of integral helicopters and maritime patrol aircraft.

Navies of both the counties are holding practice in common territorial boundary of over 4,000km and a maritime boundary and patrolling near the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) during the current edition of CORPAT.