Navy conducts coastal security exercise ‘Matla Abhiyaan’

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News: The Indian Navy carried out a five-day coastal security exercise, “Matla Abhiyaan” along the riverine border with Bangladesh

Facts:

  •  The exercise is named after Matla River.
  •  It aims to interact with coastal communities to spread awareness on coastal security. It also seeks to understand the navigational complexities in the Sunderban deltaic waters.

Additional Information:

Matla River:

  • It is a tidal river in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.
  • It forms a wide estuary in and around the Sundarbans.