What is the News?
The third edition of Indian Navy (IN) – Bangladesh Navy (BN) Bilateral Exercise ‘Bongosagar’ commenced at Port Mongla, Bangladesh.
What is Excercise Bonosagar?
Aim: To develop a high degree of interoperability and joint operational skills through the conduct of a wide spectrum of maritime exercises and operations between the two navies.
Edition: Its first edition was held in 2019. The present one is the third edition of Bonosagar.
Type: maritime exercise.
The harbour phase of the exercise includes professional and social interactions, and friendly sporting fixtures, in addition to the tactical level planning discussions on the conduct of the exercises at sea.
The sea phase of the exercise would facilitate ships from both the navies to participate in intensive surface warfare drills, weapon firing drills, seamanship evolutions and coordinated air operations in a tactical scenario.
Source: The post is based on the article “Indian Navy – Bangladesh Navy Bilateral EX Bongosagar Commences” published in PIB on 24th May 2022.