US-Bangladesh naval exercise begins

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US-Bangladesh joint naval exercise begins at Bay of Bengal

Nurul Islam Hasib from Chittagong

The US Navy’s newest and most advanced P-8 marine aircraft will fly over international waters with Bangladesh’s recently inducted DORNIER-228 maritime patrol aircraft this week for the first time.

The announcement came on Thursday as the US and Bangladesh navies began their six-day joint annual exercise both on shore and off the Bay of Bengal.

Both patrol aircraft flying together would enhance “maritime domain awareness”, Real Admiral Charles Williams, who is the Commander of Task Force 73 and US 7th Fleet’s executive agent for theatre security co-operation in South Asia, said.

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Source: bdnews24.com

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