India, Japan Coast Guards joint exercise today



Chennai: The Coast Guards of India and Japan will hold a joint exercise here on Sunday.

"The XIth (11th) edition of this exercise termed SAHYOG KAIJIN aims to strengthen the working relationship between the two coast guards and further refine joint operating procedures," a release from Indian Coast Guard (ICG) here said today.

"The highlight of the exercise encompasses the scenarios of the hijacking of a merchant vessel and its subsequent rescue in a combined Coast Guard operation".

Operation of ICG helicopters from JCG ship and vice-versa and transferring of mail by helicopter from an ICG ship to JCG ship were the other important features of the exercise, the release said.

ICG Director General, Vice-Admiral MP Muralidharan and Commandant, JCG, will witness the excercise.

PTI