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Indian, Vietnamese coast guards agree to strengthen mutual cooperation

Indian and Vietnamese Coast Guards agreed to strengthen mutual cooperation in accordance with the provisions of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in 2015.

SNS | New Delhi |

Indian and Vietnamese Coast Guards agreed to strengthen mutual cooperation in accordance with the provisions of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in 2015.

A high-level meeting between top officials of the Indian and Vietnamese Coast Guards was held today at New Delhi.

Director General Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Rajendra Singh agreed on sharing best management practices and augmenting operational level interaction between the two forces with Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) Commandant Major General Nguyen Van Son.

The meeting was held at the Coast Guard Headquarters.

Relations between the two Coast Guards go back a long way with ICG ships visiting Vietnam for professional interactions since 2001, the ICG said in a statement.

“This meeting is in continuation of the efforts by the governments of the two countries to enhance cooperation between the Coast Guards in the field of maritime safety and security at sea,” the statement read.

The meeting was significant in providing added impetus to the already existing professional relationship between the Coast Guard of India and Vietnam.

Major General Son, along with his six-member delegation, will be travelling to Chennai to take part in the welcome ceremony of the first Vietnam Coast Guard Ship to India on Tuesday.

The VCG ship CSB 8001 is arriving in India for professional interaction and participating in the joint exercise scheduled for 4 October 2018 off Chennai.