Statement on Fifth meeting between Indian Coast Guard [ICG] and Pakistan...

Statement on Fifth meeting between Indian Coast Guard [ICG] and Pakistan Maritime Security Agency [PMSA]

July 14, 2016

  1. A delegation level meeting of the Indian Coast Guard [ICG] and the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency [PMSA] was held in Islamabad on July 13-14, 2016. The Meeting was held in accordance with the extant provisions of the MoU between Government of Republic of India and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for the Establishment of a Communication Link between the Indian Coast Guard and the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency. The ICG delegation to the meeting was led by Director General Shri. Rajendra Singh, PTM, TM and the PMSA delegation was led by Rear Admiral Jamil Akhtar, HI [M], TBT.

  2. The two delegations discussed operational issues relating to safeguarding of respective EEZs, exchanging of information about pollution incidents affecting the EEZ of the two countries, facilitation of maritime search and rescue operations in accordance with national laws and regulations, and humane treatment and early release of fishermen apprehended by both sides as well as early repatriation of their boats. 

  3. The Director General of the Indian Coast Guard also paid a courtesy call on Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, NI [M], the Chief of Naval Staff of Pakistan Navy. 

  4. The Director General of the Indian Coast Guard extended an invitation to his Pakistani counterpart to visit India for the next meeting which will be held in 2017.
 
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