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Saturday, 11 June 2016 - 12:57
India invites Sri Lanka for Joint Naval exercises
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The Indian Coast Guard will sign Memorandums of Understanding with Sri Lanka and Myanmar to conduct joint exercises.

Director General of the Indian Coast Guard Rajendra Singh said on the sidelines of the 5th edition of Indo-Korean joint maritime exercise that the 2 MOU’s are in the pipeline with Sri Lanka and Myanmar.

Replying to another query on the issue of fishermen being arrested on charges of crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line, he said the Indian Coast Guard was constantly interacting with fishermen to educate them through its community interaction programme.

The Coast Guard has conducted 236 programmes this year alone and its teams are reaching out to villages and educating fishermen to not cross the International Maritime Boundary Line, be it between India and Pakistan or Sri Lanka or Myanmar or Bangladesh.

Meanwhile, a day after six more fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jeyaram urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get 21 fishermen and 92 boats released. 

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