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Indian, South Korean coast guards meet to review sea security

A high-level meeting between the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and the Korea Coast Guard was held at Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi on 2 April as part of efforts by the two countries to enhance cooperation in the field of maritime safety and security at sea, writes Anil Bhat

Apr 5, 2018
By Anil Bhat
 
A high-level meeting between the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and the Korea Coast Guard was held at Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi on 2 April as part of efforts by the two countries to enhance cooperation in the field of maritime safety and security at sea.
 
The Indian delegation was led by Director General Rajendra Singh. The meeting focused on augmenting the operational level interaction and capacity building in areas of search and rescue, pollution response and maritime law enforcement.
 
Korea Coast Guard Ship Badaro arrived at Chennai on 2 Apr for participating in the joint exercise scheduled on 5 April.  Both the Director General Indian Coast Guard and the Commissioner General Korea Coast Guard will be present in Chennai to oversee the joint exercise.
 
The meeting was significant in providing added impetus to the already existing professional relationship between the coast guards of India and South Korea.
 
(The author, an Indian Army veteran and strategic analyst, can be contacted at wordsword02@gmail.com)

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