Indo-Korean coast guards to undertake joint exercise to combat piracy

Posted on:10 Jun 2016 14:45:41
Indo-Korean coast guards to undertake joint exercise to combat piracy
10 June 2016 Current Affairs: Coast Guard teams of India and Korea are warming up for a joint exercise codenamed 'Sahyog-Hyeobleod-2016. According to Ministry of Defence (MoD) officials, the exercise is being scheduled in the Bay of Bengal, off Chennai between June 8 and 11.

friendly volleyball match between Indian Coast Guard and Korea Coast Guard will also be played on June 9. The Korean ship would leave Chennai on June 11. Korea Coast Guard Ship 3009 with about 70 personnel on board arrived in India on8 June 2016. Social interaction between crew of Indian Coast Guard and Korea Coast Guard has been planned on June 10.

Indian and Korean Coast Guards have been conducting combined exercises since 12 years following a Memorandum of Understanding inked in 2004. 

The exercise would be witnessed by ICG Director General Rajendra Singh and Honglk-Tae, Commissioner General of Korea Coast Guard. The Korean delegation would also witness the air prowess of ICG aircraft.

Interdiction of pirate vessel, joint boarding operation, Search and Rescue demonstration and external fire fighting methods are some of the features of the exercise. This event is historic from the point of view of both the countries.

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