Navies of Bangladesh and India to Undertake CORPAT

The fourth edition of the Indian Navy-Bangladesh Navy Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) commenced in the Northern Bay of Bengal on May 22. Units of the two navies will undertake joint patrolling along the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) till May 23. The last IN-BN CORPAT was conducted in October 2020.

Two indigenously built IN Ships – Kora, a guided-missile corvette and INS Sumedha, an offshore patrol vessel is participating in the exercise along with Bangladesh Navy Ships BNS Ali Haider and BNS Abu Ubaidah. In addition, Maritime Patrol Aircraft of both navies would also be participating in the Coordinated Patrol.

The Navy said in a statement that the regular conduct of CORPATs has strengthened mutual understanding and enhanced interoperability between both the navies in countering transnational maritime threats at sea.



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