‘Sahayog – Kaijin 2016’: India and Japan joint Coast Guard exercise [ Current Affairs ]
About ‘Sahayog – Kaijin 2016’ exercise: ‘Sahayog – Kaijin 2016’ exercise is the 15th edition of bilateral exercise by the Indian Coast Guard and its Japanese counterpart. ‘Sahayog – Kaijin 2016’ has begun off the coast of Chennai, Tamil Nadu in the Bay of Bengal.
- It is a part of the supportive arrangements between two Coast Guards for the last 15 years.
- It is the part of the memorandum on cooperation (MoC) signed between these two countries in 2006.
- It is periodic joint exercise held once in two years and the location can be shift in both countries on alternate occasions.
Important facts about Exercise:
- Search, anti-piracy procedures and rescue operations and interoperability between the two forces and other areas of common professional interest.
- Japanese Coast Guard ship named Echigo along with its integral helicopter is participating.
- It will also involve Indian coast guard ships like Samudra Pahredar, Rajkamal, Vishwast, Rajtarang, Hovercraft, C-415, C-417, one Dornier and one Chetak helicopter.
- Published on: January 18, 2016