Trilateral coast guard exercise ‘Dosti’ concludes
The 15th edition of the biennial trilateral coast guard exercise ‘Dosti’ involving India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka concluded today (25) in the Maldives.
It is 30 years since these exercises were first launched.
Indian Coast Guard vessels, the ICGS Vajra and ICGS Apoorva joined the Sri Lanka Coast Guard, SLCGS Suraksha for the five-day exercise.
The Indian High Commission said, “The aim of India-Maldives-Sri Lanka tri-lateral exercise ‘Dosti’ is to further fortify the friendship, enhance mutual operational capability, and exercise interoperability and to build cooperation between the Coast Guards of Maldives, India and Sri Lanka.”
Sri Lanka joined these exercises in 2012 for the first time.