Bangladesh Navy conducts completes exercise ‘Safeguard 2019’

Bangladesh Navy conducts completes exercise ‘Safeguard 2019’

The Bangladesh Navy conducted its annual naval warfare drills codenamed ‘Exercise Safeguard 2019’ in the Bay of Bengal in view of protecting the nation’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.

The 18-day long exercise involved different frigates, corvettes, offshore patrol vessels, mine sweepers, patrol craft, missile boats, maritime patrol aircraft and helicopters of the Navy. A total of 60 warships from the Navy participated in the exercise. The Bangladesh Coast Guard, Army, Air Force and other associated organisations participated in the training drill.

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The Bangladesh Air Force participated in the exercise alongside the Navy.

The exercise was held in four phases including naval strategy, maritime area surveillance, search and rescue, logistical operation, amphibious landing operation and coastal defence. Live firing of weapons were held during the final day of the exercise including anti-ship missiles, MANPADS, anti-aircraft guns and rocket depth charge. Naval Special Forces SWADS and DBSS also participated during the comprehensive naval exercise.

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The 18-day exercise tested and validated the Bangladesh Navy’s war fighting capabilities.
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Sixty warships of the Bangladesh Navy participated in the 18-day long naval exercise.
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