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The naval exercises will take place over two days – today and tomorrow. The last time India and Bangladesh conducted CORPAT exercises was in October 2020.

The Navy began the fourth edition of Coordinated India-Bangladesh Patrol Exercises (CORPAT) in the northern waters of the Bay of Bengal on Sunday. Sharing photographs of Indian warships that will take part in this exercise, the navy tweeted: “Building mutual understanding and increased interoperability between the two navies to counter transnational maritime threats at sea.”

Two of the Indian Navy’s native warships – INS Kora and INS Sumedha – will participate in this exercise. On the Bangladeshi side, BNS Ali Haider and BNS Abu Ubaidah have been replaced. In addition, maritime patrol aircraft from both navies will carry out joint patrols along the international maritime border, the Indian Navy said.

The naval exercises will take place over two days – today and tomorrow. The last time India and Bangladesh conducted CORPAT exercises was in October 2020.

Meanwhile, Indian Navy fighter pilots are expected to begin flight testing of the Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet, which are carrier-based multi-role fighters, at the Ashore Test Facility ( SBTF) from INS Hansa in Goa from Monday.

The American-made fighter is one of 26 contenders to be ordered to serve aboard the native aircraft carrier INS Vikrant. It is understood that two US Navy fighters will land at INS Hansa towards the end of this week for take-offs from the 283-meter mock deck of India’s only aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya. The carrier will complete a major overhaul and become operational next month.

With the contribution of ANI


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