CARAT- 2019: US-Bangladesh Navy exercise 

The biggest US- Bangladesh Navy exercise dubbed as ‘Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) – 2019’ is being held in Chattogram (or Chittagong City) in Bangladesh. The CARAT is a yearly exercise conducted between the navies of Bangladesh and United States in the Bay of Bengal. The first edition of exercise was held in 2011.

About ‘Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training’: CARAT – 2019

The second phase of exercise is being conducted from 4 to 7 November 2019 with different subject-based training and exercise.

The opening ceremony of CARAT- 2019 was attended by Assistant chief of naval staff (operations) Bangladesh Navy and the Commander logistic group, Western Pacific Command Task Force 73 (CTF-73) of US Navy.

The CARAT- 2019 exercise provides an opportunity to gain a better understanding of operational activities of the Navies of two countries (US- Bangladesh) and to get acquainted with advanced technology through various theoretical and practical training.

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