Colombo: India, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives will begin a four-day Coast Guard exercise in the Maldives on Tuesday to strengthen cooperation.
The tri-lateral exercise, dubbed "DOSTI – XIII", will also strengthen the interoperability of forces.
Representing the Indian Coast Guard are Samudra Pavak, and Aadesh.
The Sri Lanka Navy's Offshore Patrol Vessel SLNS Sagara will take part in the exercise.
The 13th edition of the exercise will focus on Maritime Search and Rescue, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, Marine Pollution Response and anti-piracy operations.
(With PTI inputs)