Indian, Royal Oman Coast Guards sign MoU
A high-level meeting between the Indian Coast Guard and Royal Oman Police Coast Guard was held at Coast Guard headquarters in New Delhi on Monday...
Hyderabad: A high-level meeting between the Indian Coast Guard and Royal Oman Police Coast Guard was held at Coast Guard headquarters in New Delhi on Monday under the provisions of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the two agencies in 2016.
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.
This meeting is in continuation of the efforts by the governments of the two countries to enhance cooperation between the two Coast Guards in the field of marine crime prevention at sea.
During the meeting, both sides agreed to strengthen the mutual cooperation in accordance with the provisions of the MoU. A point of contact between the two agencies will be established for information sharing.
Both sides also agreed to exchange best management practices based on lessons learnt during exercises and operations.
In his visit to India, Brigadier Badar Khalfan Khamis Al Zadjali called on senior officials of the Ministry of Defence and External Affairs.
The meeting was significant in providing added impetus to the already existing professional relationship between the Coast Guards of India and Oman.