Bay of Bengal drills

In a bid to enhance maritime security and bolster search and rescue operations, Coast Guards of India and Bangladesh on Tuesday began a two-day drill in the Bay of Bengal.

India, Bangladesh Coast Guards begin two-day exercise

The naval mass rescue exercise aims at increasing the proficiency of both Coast Guards in taking up challenges of search and rescue operations in adverse conditions.

“The Bay of Bengal is a hot spot of maritime trade and ships of both countries are at risk. A strong search and rescue set-up is the need of the hour,” said Kuldip Singh Sheoran, Indian Coast Guard Regional Commander (North East), here.

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