Indian warships in Mongla to join joint exercise with Bangladesh Navy
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, May 25: Indian warships - Missile Corvette INS Kora and Offshore Patrol Vessel INS Sumedha - have arrived at Mongla seaport in Bagerhat.
On Tuesday (May 24) afternoon, two warships anchored at Jetty No. 9 in Mongla Port. At this time a well-equipped band played music and greeted the sailors who arrived on the ship.
When the two Indian ships reached the waters of Bangladesh, the naval warships 'Abu Ubayda' and 'Ali Haider' brought them to the jetty of Mongla port. The navies of the two countries will join the bilateral exercise to further strengthen mutual cooperation and good relations between India and Bangladesh.
According to Mongla Naval Base sources, 14 officers, including Commander Pradeep Kumar, are in the Missile Corvette INS Kora along with 121 sailors, while 110 sailors and 12 officers, including Commander Sumit Malik, are there in the Offshore Patrol Vessel INS Sumedha.
Members of the navies of the two countries will also join the joint patrol 'Corpat' in the designated areas of Bangladesh and Indian waters in the Bay of Bengal.
This joint patrol has been organized since 2018 to further strengthen the mutual cooperation and good relations between India and Bangladesh. The two Indian warships are scheduled to leave Mongla for India on May 26.