India, Maldives & Sri Lanka’s ‘Dosti-16’ Held in Maldives

highlighting the importance ofCollaboration and interoperabilityDefense Minister of Maldives among Coast Guard personnel from Maldives, India and Sri Lanka Mohammad Ghassan Maumoon Where is the trilateral exercise?friendship‘will unite the Troika to addressShared maritime security concerns Through cooperation.”

Involvement and objectives

Indian Coast Guard Ship Samarth and AbhinavTogether Sri Lanka Navy Ship SamuduraTaking part in practice’friendship-16‘, Whereas bangladesh Participating as an observer. Sri Lanka has described ‘friendship’ as a trilateral exercise aimed at increase cooperation, strengthen friendship, Improve interoperabilityAnd Develop interoperability Among Coast Guard personnel from India, Maldives and Sri Lanka.

Exercise Activities and Focus Areas

Scheduled from 22 to 25 February, the exercise provides opportunities for the participating forces to engage in various activities marine activitiesInvolved injunction operation, search and rescue operations, SupervisionAnd communication practice, The purpose of these activities is to increase their Collective capacity to respond to maritime safety and security challenges,

Importance for regional cooperation and stability

Speaking at the event, Mr Maumoon stressed the importance of greater cooperation between the coast guards of Maldives, India and Sri Lanka to address “shared maritime security concerns”. The exercise focuses on regional cooperation in areas such as ‘friendship’ search and rescue, medical evacuation, combating piracy, pollution responseas well as Humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts,

Officials’ involvement and support

Maldives Government Minister chief of defense forces, Lieutenant General Abdul Rahim Abdul Latif, Deputy Chief of Defense Force, Brigadier General Ibrahim Hilmi, Additional Director General, Indian Coast Guard, ADG S ParmeshAnd some foreign ambassadors attended the inauguration ceremony.

Strengthening relationships and promoting cooperation

Apart from the formal inauguration, High Commissioner of India And this ADG Indian Coast Guard Also welcomed the Defense Minister and Foreign Minister of Maldives to ICGS Samarth for the trilateral exercise Dosti XVI, to strengthen ties and promote cooperation between the maritime neighbours.

The ‘Dosti’ series of naval exercises began in 1992 with only Maldives and India. Sri Lanka joined the program in 2012, and this year, in the 16th edition bangladesh coast guard He has also participated as an observer, further expanding the scope of this collaborative exercise.

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