Tue. Jun 28th, 2022
Bangladesh and Indian navies to undertake “coordinated patrol” along their agreed maritime boundary - Broadsword by Ajai Shukla

INS Kora, an Indian Navy corvette, carrying out joint patrols of the agreed maritime border between the two countriess

By Vikas Gupta

The fourth edition of the Coordinated Patrol between the Indian Navy and the Bangladesh Navy (CORPAT) commenced in the northern Bay of Bengal on 22 May 22.

Two warships from each of the two navies will undertake joint patrols along the International Maritime Boundary (IMBL) till 23 May 22. The latest CORPAT of Indian Navy and Bangladesh Navy was held in October 2020.

Two locally built Indian Navy warships – INS Kora, a guided missile corvette and INS Sumedha, an offshore patrol vessel – are participating in CORPAT. Two Bangladeshi Navy warships will also participate: BNS Ali Haider and BNS Abu Ubaidah.

In addition, maritime patrol aircraft from both navies would also participate in CORPAT.

The regular conduct of CORPATs has enhanced mutual understanding and enhanced interoperability between the two navies in countering transnational maritime threats at sea.