Exercise ‘Dosti –XI’: India, Lanka, Maldives hold joint naval exercises
What is Dosti-XI?
A Joint 5-day Sea Exercise b/w Srilanka, India and Maldives code named ‘Dosti XI’.
Objective: With international piracy extending its tentacles to Indian Ocean, Coast Guards of India, Sri Lanka and Maldives are taking part in a joint exercise off the coast of Male, aimed at achieving inter-operablity. The exercise will focus on Maritime Search and Rescue, Marine Pollution Response and Boarding Operations.
6 warships are taking part in the five-day exercises code named ‘Dosti XI’.
- Indian Coast Guard ships: ‘Sankalp’ and ‘Subhadra’
- Maldivian Coast Guard ships: ‘Huravee’, ‘Ghazee’ and ‘Shaheed Ali’
- Sri Lankan Navy’s offshore patrol vessel: ‘SLNS Sagara’
Due to its geo-strategic significance, it is crucial for the Coast Guards of the 3 nations to ascertain the safety and security of the Indian Ocean for all sea-farers.