2nd Indo – Bangladesh Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT), 2019

2nd Indo

Question: Where did the second edition of Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT), 2019 exercise take place?
(a) Northern Bay of Bengal
(b) Arabian Sea
(c) Pacific Ocean
(d) None of these
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • The second edition of Indian Navy (IN) –Bangladesh Navy (BN) Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) held in Northern Bay of Bengal on 10-11 October 2019.
  • The exercise aims at upgrading to a bilateral exercise with the navies engaging in seamanship evolutions, flying exercises with integral helicopters and maritime patrol aircraft at sea.
  • INS Ranvijay, a guided-missile destroyer and INS Kuthar, an ingeniously built missile Corvette have participated in the CORPAT along with BNS Ali Haider, a Type 053 frigate and BNS Shadinota, a Type 056 stealth guided missile corvette.
  • With a common territorial boundary of over 4000 km and a maritime boundary, navies of both the countries aim to practice and hone their mutual cooperation whilst patrolling near the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) during the current edition of CORPAT.
  • India currently carries out CORPATs with four regional navies: Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand and, most recently, Bangladesh.

Links:
https://pib.gov.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=193744
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