A delegation of three midshipmen and two officer cadets led by Lieutenant Commander Mirza Rashadul and Lieutenant M Merazul Islam Saimon of the Bangladesh Naval Academy visited Indian Naval Academy on July 26, 2017 for a period of four days. During this period the Officers, Midshipmen and cadets of Bangladesh Naval Academy were acquainted with training at the INA.
The aim of the visit was to build bridges of friendship between the two navies and exchange best practices. The visit also gave INA staff an opportunity to learn and understand the training processes and philosophy that the Bangladesh Naval Academy follows.
The BN Cadets were given ample opportunities to not only understand the functionality of INA, but to form bonds of friendship with INA Cadets. Towards this end, they were accommodated in the Cadets Squadrons, dined and played with the INA Cadets and also attended classes in the company of their INA counterparts. They were also exposed to God's Own Country, Kerala through visits to places of historical and cultural interest in and around INA.
It was a mutually satisfying and enriching experience for the young officers of both Navies and reaffirmed the universal truth that Oceans unite all Nations.