Coastal Zones Management and Regulations

India, Vietnam hold joint drill in Bay of Bengal


Mains Paper 2: IR | Bilateral, regional & global groupings & agreements involving India &/or affecting India’s interests

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Exercise Sahyog

Mains level: India-Vietnam Relations


Ex. Sahyog HOP TAC-2018

  1. The Indian Coast Guard conducted its maiden joint exercise with the Vietnam Coast Guard in the Bay of Bengal, off the coast of Chennai.
  2. The exercise was aimed at enabling the Coast Guard units of the two countries to acquaint themselves with each other’s capabilities, strengthening the working-level relationship to rescue lives at sea and refining joint operation procedures.
  3. Three Indian Coast Guard ships ICG Shaurya, Arnvesh and C-431 — and two helicopters, ICG Dornier and Chetak, took part in the search and rescue (SAR) exercise.
  4. Vietnam Coast Guard vessel, CSB 8001, arrived to take part in the joint exercise and to enhance interoperability.
  5. The joint exercise simulated a scenario involving rescue of crew from a hijacked oil tanker, interdiction of a pirated vessel, joint boarding operation and external fire-fighting to salvage burning ships.
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