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‘Sahyog-Kaijin’ Indo-Japanese joint exercise begins off Chennai Coast

Indian and Japanese coast guards participated in a joint exercise ‘Sahyog-Kaijin’ on January 16. The aim is to strengthen the bond between the two countries. One ship of the Japanese Coast Guard and four ships and an aircraft of the Indian Coast Guard took part in the exercise. The exercise marked demonstrations of search and rescue, external fire-fighting and sharing of best practices.

Led by Commanding Officer Captain Kiyoshi Harada, the ‘Ehigo PLH08’ and the four ships and a Dornier aircraft of Indian Coast Guard participated in the 5-day drill in the Bay of Bengal around 50 nautical miles off Chennai.