Dhaka, Jun 25 : The first-ever Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) by the Bangladesh and Indian Navies will be conducted in Chittagong on June 27.
The CORPAT will be jointly inaugurated by Chiefs of Navies of the two countreis.
Two Indian Navy ships and Air craft will reach Chittagong on Monday to participate in Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT).
Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy, Admiral Sunil Lanba arrived here on Sunday on an invitation from the Chief of Naval Staff Bangladesh Navy, Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed.
The Chief, also Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee, is accompanied by his spouse Reena Lanba and a three member delegation.
The Chief of Naval Staff had earlier visited Bangladesh in November 2017 to attend the ‘IONS Multilateral Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise’ (IMMSAREX), organised by the Bangladesh Navy under aegis of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium.
The Naval Chief will also address student officers at the National Defence College, Mirpur and visit various Naval establishments.
The visit of the Indian Navy Chief is likely to further strengthen the close and fraternal ties existing between the Armed Forces of the two countries, said the Indian High Commission in Dhaka.