Two ships return from naval drill with India

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published at 01:36am on October 19, 2019

Two Naval warships, Swadhinota and Ali Haider, returned home on Friday from the Indian port Visakhapatnam after concluding joint military drill with India in the Bay of Bengal, according to a ISPR release in Dhaka on Friday.

The drill was held from October 10-12 in the designated maritime areas of both countries, the release said.

On arrival of the two ships at Mongla naval base, Navy officials, including commander of Flotilla West SM Maniruzzaman welcomed the two ships.

Besides, two Indian war ships – Ranvijay and Kuthar – and Indian Maritime Patrol Aircraft were used in the joint drill. The joint military drill was held aiming at resisting different criminal activities, including illegal fishing, smuggling, illegal migration, piracy, terrorism and drug trafficking in the sea areas.

This was the second edition of Indian Navy-Bangladesh patrol in the Bay of Bengal, added the release. The ships left Mongla naval base on October 9 for participating in the drill.