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Annual Indo-Sri Lanka IMBL meeting held

Annual Indo-Sri Lanka IMBL meeting held

[May 04 2018]

The Indian Naval Ship 'Sumithra' was the venue for the 29th International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) meeting between Sri Lanka and India. The annual meeting was held onboard 'Sumithra' at the Indo- Lanka Maritime Boundary Line off Kankasanthurai, on Thursday (03rd May 2018).

The 11 member local delegation, including Navy and Coastguard officers was led by, Commander North Central Naval Area, Rear Admiral Muditha Gamage.

The nine member delegation from the neighbouring country was led by, Flag Officer Commanding Tamil Nadu Naval Area, Rear Admiral Alok Bhatnagar. The Indian Defence Attaché in Colombo was also present at the occasion.

The annual IMBL meeting is held with the aim of strengthening relations and operational readiness between the Navies and Coast Guards of the two countries. Regional maritime security was among the issues taken up for discussion during the meeting, this year.

The previous (28th) IMBL meeting was conducted onboard Sri Lanka Navy Ship 'Sayura' on May (19), last year (2017).

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