5th High-Level Meeting between ICG and ROPCG

Apr 24: The 5th Annual High-Level Meeting between the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and the Royal Oman Police Coast Guard (ROPCG) took place in New Delhi on April 23, 2024, marking a significant milestone in the collaborative efforts to combat transnational illegal activities at sea and promote regional cooperation. The discussions were led by Director General Rakesh Pal from the ICG. The ROPCG delegation was headed by Assistant Officer Commanding Colonel Abdul Aziz Mohammed Ali Al Jabri.

The meeting focused on bolstering bilateral engagements through a capacity-building program, cross-ship visits, implementation of the Sea Rider program, establishing professional linkages between pollution reporting centers, and other collaborative arrangements. Both sides expressed their commitment to enhancing cooperation in addressing maritime challenges, thereby strengthening the maritime safety and security framework in the region.

A meeting between a ROPCG delegation and representatives from the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers is planned in New Delhi on April 25, 2024, to acquaint it with India’s shipbuilding capabilities under ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.

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