Exercise Somudro Ghurni

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Somudro Ghurni (Sea Vortex)
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Type Bangladesh Navy Naval exercise
Location Bay of Bengal
Planned by Naval Operations Branch
Objective Deployment of Bangladesh Navy and Special Operation Forces.
Date 16 November 2015 - 30 November 2015
Executed by RAdm M Khaled Iqbal, COMBAN

Somudro Ghurni (English: Sea Vortex) is the codename of a series of major naval exercises conducted by the Bangladesh Navy to simulate naval warfare and the protection of the country from external maritime threats, protection of the country's maritime resources, and prevention of smuggling.[1][2]


The exercise took place in the Bay of Bengal. It started on 16 November 2015 and lasted 15 days. During the exercise, the navy deployed most of its fleet, including frigates, corvettes, and maritime patrol aircraft. The exercise included search and rescue, logistical, maritime patrol, landing, and warfare exercises. During the exercise, the Navy successfully test launched missiles.[3]


  1. ^ "ক্ষেপণাস্ত্রের সফল পরীক্ষা চালাল নৌবাহিনী" [The navy successfully test the missile]. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). 1 December 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "নৌবাহিনীর 'সমুদ্র ঘূর্ণি' নিয়ে সচেতনতা বিষয়ক সেমিনার" [A seminar on awareness of the 'sea vortex' of the Navy]. Bhorer Kagoj (in Bengali). 1 December 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "শেষ হলো নৌবাহিনীর বার্ষিক সমুদ্রমহড়া 'সমুদ্র ঘূর্ণি" [The end of the Navy's annual sea-monsoon 'sea vortex']. Daily Naya Diganta (in Bengali). 1 December 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
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