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BAY OF BENGAL - Bangladesh Navy (BN) and U.S. military personnel are partnering in the 27th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) maritime exercise, virtually and in the Bay of Bengal, beginning Dec. 1.
The nine-day engagement focuses on a full spectrum of naval capabilities and features cooperative evolutions that highlight the ability of U.S. and Bangladesh to work together toward the common goal of ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific.
“This exercise underscores the excellent partnership between our militaries, and emphasizes both nations’ pledge for a free and open Indo-Pacific, where all nations can operate under a common maritime rules based order,” said Rear Adm. Chris Engdahl, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7, Commander Task Force (CTF) 76.