BNS Prottoy Visits Mumbai on Return Passage to Bangladesh after Participating in NAVDEX/ IDEX 2021

Foreign Affairs

Mumbai. Bangladesh Navy Ship (BNS) Prottoy is currently visiting Mumbai. The ship, commanded by Captain Ahamed Amin Abdullah, is on return passage to Bangladesh after participating in NAVDEX/ IDEX 2021 at Abu Dhabi, UAE.

During the ship’s stay at Mumbai, the Commanding Officer accompanied by Assistant Defence Advisor, High Commission of Bangladesh from New Delhi called on Vice Admiral RB Pandit, the Chief of Staff, Headquarters Western Naval Command. He also laid a wreath at the ‘Gaurav Stambh’. Professional and sporting interactions between personnel of the two navies were cancelled due Covid precautions.

The year 2021 is celebrated as ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’ being the 50th anniversary of the 1971 Indo-Pak war. 2021 is also the 50th Year of Independence of Bangladesh. To commemorate this historic year, a number of events with joint participation of Armed forces personnel of both the countries are planned.

India and Bangladesh have come a long way towards nurturing a strategic and defence relationship that is gradually maturing into one of mutual trust and confidence.

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