News: The Indian Navy carried out a five-day coastal security exercise, “Matla Abhiyaan” along the riverine border with Bangladesh
- 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.
- It is a tidal river in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.
- It forms a wide estuary in and around the Sundarbans.