Dhaka, 12 September 2017:IONS Multilateral Maritime Search & Rescue Exercise (IMMSAREX) 2017; a sea based exercise is going to be conducted in November under the arrangement of Bangladesh Navy with the participation on Indian Ocean Littorals. For the smooth conduct of upcoming Sea Exercise an Initial Planning Conference (IPC) held in Dhaka participated by representatives from 14 IONS Nations including Bangladesh, Australia, France, China, India, Oman, UAE and Russia.
Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Operations) Rear Admiral M Makbul Hossain has inaugurated the event on Tuesday (12-09-2017) at Shagorika Hall, Naval Headquarter complex. A workshop on “Maritime Search and Rescue” was also conducted to set the tone of upcoming exercise.
Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) is a multinational maritime security initiative undertaken in 2008. It is aimed to promote measures and mechanisms of constructive engagement addressing the issues of regional security and cooperation in the maritime domain. Presently Chief of Naval Staff of Bangladesh Navy Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed is the Chairman of IONS.