‘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