The guided missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG-61) conducted a port call in Chittagong, Bangladesh on March 1st through 3rd.
This is the first time Ingraham was in Bangladesh. During the port call, the crew participated in various local cultural activities, professional military-to-military exchanges with the Bangladesh Navy and community service projects as coordinated by the U.S. Embassy.
The US navy trained 12 junior officers about how to operate surveillance helicopters from and on war ships. They left Bangladesh waters Thursday. The commander said the Ingraham also held joint-exercise with BNS Bangabandhu and BNS Karnaphuli before leaving Bangladesh waters.
Amongst others, a TV Journalist from Dhaka, Rahul Raha went to USS Ingraham to watch the trainings and exercises.
In an interview with VOA Bangla, Mr Raha spoke about the event which was yet another sign of close co-operation between the US and Bangladesh.