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Indian Naval Ship INS Ranvir arrived at Chattogram, Bangladesh on Saturday as part of an Operational Deployment. The Bangladesh Navy accorded a warm welcome to INS Ranvir which is part of the Eastern Fleet under the aegis of the Eastern Naval Command, said a Ministry of Defence, Government of India press release on Sunday. The visit by the ship comes just after the state visit of Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh to India from 21 – 22 Jun 24.

During the visit, personnel from the Indian and Bangladesh navies will engage in a wide range of professional interactions including Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE), cross-deck visits, community outreach and friendly sports fixtures. The aim of such interactions is to further strengthen existing mutual cooperation and maritime linkages between both navies and nations, said the release.

On completion of harbour phase, INS Ranvir will participate in a Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX)/ PASSEX with ships of the Bangladesh Navy.

The visit will further strengthen the longstanding friendship, cooperation as also the robust interoperability between both nations through a series of engagements and activities aligned with the Government of India’s focus on Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR).

The visit of INS Ranvir to Chattogram, Bangladesh coincided with the visit of Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy to Bangladesh. Admiral Tripathi arrived in Bangladesh on Sunday afternoon for a four-day official visit from 01 – 04 Jul 24.

INS Ranvir is a Rajput Class Guided Missile Destroyer which has undergone upgrade with state of art weapons and sensors, majority being indigenous reiterating the Indian Navy’s steadfast focus on Aatmanirbharta.

By, Navalasng Parmar, Dhaka

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