Visakhapatnam (NVI) The maiden Indian Navy – Bangladesh Navy (IN-BN) Bilateral Exercise concluded here as the two sides shared the best practices in the form of Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE) lectures.
The Eastern Fleet personnel on October 6 bid farewell to BN Ships — Ali Haider and Shadhinota — at Visakhapatnam.
During the four-day Harbour Phase, BN personnel visited Naval Dockyard, Naval Air Station INS Dega, Submarine Rescue Unit, Ship Handling Simulator and the Integrated Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance system.
As part of cross visits, Bangladesh Navy personnel were given a guided tour of INS Ranvijay and personnel from Eastern Fleet visited BNS Ali Haider brief on role and capabilities of the ships were carried out.
SMEE lectures on varied topics ranging from Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) to aviation emergencies were undertaken as part of professional interaction.
Apart from professional interactions, personnel from IN and BN participated in friendly sports fixtures during volleyball and football matches.
Visits to TU Aircraft Museum and Kursura submarine museums were organised for visiting BN personnel.
Bangladesh Navy delegation led by Commander Sayed Mohammad Moniruzzaman, COMFLOT (West) along with other officials called on Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain on October 15 and discussed the importance of mutual cooperation and partnership on maritime security in Bay of Bengal region.