Annual exercise of Bangladesh Navy held
Published : Thursday, 16 January, 2020 at 12:00 AM Count : 133
The annual sea exercise of Bangladesh Navy 'Exercise Safeguard-2019' ended on Wednesday with successful firing of missiles in the Bay.
Planning Minister MA Mannan was the chief guest on the concluding day.
He observed the exercise from the navy ship 'BNS Bangabandhu'.
Navy Chief AMMM Aurangzeb Chowdhury was also present on the occasion alongside other dignitaries.
Frigate, Corvette, OPV, Minesweeper, petrol craft, large number of missile boats, Navy's Maritime Patrol Air Craft and helicopters took part in the 18-day exercise.
Bangladesh Coastguard, Army and Air Force and other maritime organizations concerned participated in the programme.
The main themes of the exercise were to protect the country's sovereignty on the maritime boundary.
Different techniques of naval ships and operations, such as surveillance in the sea area, search and rescue operations, logistical operations, landing operations, and the protection of maritime establishments in the coastal area were the events highlighted in the four-phase exercise.
Caption: Planning Minister MA Mannan from BNS Bangabandhu observes annual sea exercise of Bangladesh Navy 'Exercise Safeguard-2019' in the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday.