Indian Navy Updates

Trilateral Exercise ‘Dosti’

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From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : Exercise Dosti

Mains level : Not Much

The 15th edition of the biennial trilateral coast guard exercise ‘Dosti’ involving India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka is underway in the Maldives.

Exercise Dosti

  • The aim of this exercise is to further fortify the friendship, enhance mutual operational capability, and exercise interoperability and to build cooperation.
  • Both the Maldives and Sri Lanka are of strategic importance to New Delhi and to its maritime security interests.
  • 2021 marks 30 years since these exercises were first launched.

Significance of the exercise

  • These exercises help during joint operations and missions undertaken by countries and also help enhance interoperability.
  • Although piracy is not a major issue in this part of the Indian ocean, these kinds of exercises also help coast guards with training for possibilities.
  • These exercises help develop a better understanding of the other nation’s coast guard operations and how to enhance coordination during different kinds of missions.

What it involves

  • The scope of these exercises are wide-ranging.
  • India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives have agreed to work on what they called the “four pillars” of security cooperation.
  • These involved the areas of marine security, human trafficking, counter-terrorism and cyber security.

 

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