Indo-Japan joint Coast Guard exercise from Jan 15

Indo-Japan joint Coast Guard exercise from Jan 15

 In a bid to strengthen joint operating procedures, a joint exercise between Indian and Japanese Coast Guard will be held in the Bay of Bengal off Chennai on January 15.

A defence spokesperson told Deccan Herald on Sunday that Japanese Coast Guard Ship ‘Echigo’ will be visiting Chennai from January 11 to 16 in this regard.

‘Sahyog-Kaijin-XV’, the joint exercise will  encompass the scenario of hijacking a merchant vessel and its subsequent rescue in a combined coast guard operation of both countries.

Operation of Indian Coast Guard helicopters from Japan Coast Guard ship and vice versa, cross-deck landing, interdiction of pirate vessel, cross boarding, SAR demonstration and external fire fighting  will be other highlights of the exercise. In addition, the Indian Coast Guard ships and aircraft will demonstrate their prowess before the Japanese delegation.

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