A two-day trilateral maritime drill conducted by the coast guards of Sri Lanka, India and the Maldives to bolster security in the Indian Ocean, enhance mutual operational capability and exercise interoperability between the three countries concluded in the Maldives today.
The Indian High Commission said, the 15th edition of the trilateral engagement termed “Dosti” is conducted biennially, and 2021 marks 30 years since these maritime drills were first introduced.
The Indian High Commission in Colombo said in a statement, “The two-day exercise under the aegis of Colombo Security Conclave (CSC) is a pioneering effort to collaborate efforts towards the Pillar of Maritime Security.”
The CSC Focused Operations are aimed at streamlining Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and enhanced interoperability amongst the three navies.
The two-day operation had a platform for coordinated maritime surveillance in the respective Exclusive Economic Zones for counter narcotics, search and rescue at sea, air tracking and establishing effective communication.