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5 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Bangladesh-US navy joint exercise CARAT starts

BSS, Dhaka

A joint exercise titled ‘Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) - 2019’ between Bangladesh Navy and the US Navy started yesterday at Bangladesh Navy’s School of Maritime Warfare and Tactics (SMWT) auditorium in Chattogram. Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (operations) of Bangladesh Navy Rear Admiral M Makbul Hossain was present as the chief guest in the opening ceremony while Rear Admiral Murray Tynch, commander of logistic group, Western Pacific Command Task Force 73 (CTF-73) of the US Navy was present as the special guest.

All administrative authorities of Chattogram Naval Area, representatives of Armed Forces Division and senior officers of three services were present, among others, said an Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR) press release. Exercise CARAT is the biggest naval exercise between Bangladesh Navy and the US Navy. In addition to Bangladesh Navy, US Navy operates this bilateral exercise at various times along with other countries.
The exercise is being held mainly in two phases. In the first phase, various preparations and coordination meetings were held under the pre-training phase from November 2 to 3, 2019. The second phase is being conducted from November 4 to 7, 2019 with different subject-based training and exercise, ISPR said.
The main objective of the exercise is to further enhance the existing bilateral relations between the US and Bangladesh Navy. Besides, it is an opportunity to increase their capacity and to get acquainted with advanced technology which will be accomplished through various theoretical and practical training.
The exercise is being conducted under the overall supervision of Commander of BN Fleet.

 

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