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Bangladesh, India establish inaugural co-ordinated patrol in Bay of Bengal

24 June 2018

Key Points

  • The navies of Bangladesh and India have established a new co-ordinated patrol regime in the Bay of Bengal
  • The move may be part of New Delhi’s effort to better project its naval footprint across the Indian Ocean Region

The navies of Bangladesh and India have established a co-ordinated patrol regime that will be conducted in the Bay of Bengal for the first time.

A maiden run of the patrols, which would involve a total of four warships and four aircraft across the two services, will take place from 27 to 29 June. It will be inaugurated by Admiral Sunil Lanba, the Indian Navy’s chief of naval staff, as part of his visit to Dhaka.

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