A delegation of the Bangladesh coast guard arrived in Goa for a two-day official visit as part of an engagement programme. The delegation, headed by rear admiral Aurangzeb Choudhury, met coast guard Goa’s district commander, DIG Himanshu Nautiyal, to discuss maritime law enforcement and enhanced cooperation.
Choudhury also interacted with Indian coast guard officers and visited Goa shipyard limited (GSL). Prior to the Bangladeshi delegation’s visit to Goa, they had a high-level meeting with the director general of the Indian coast guard, Rajendra Singh, in New Delhi. The meet focused on augmenting the operational-level interaction and capacity building in areas of search and rescue, pollution response, and maritime law enforcement.
In Goa, Choudhury took a keen interest in GSL’s modernization plan and shipbuilding capacity. Chairman and managing director of GSL Shekhar Mital briefed the Bangladeshi deligation about the warships that GSL has exported to friendly nations.
According to officials who were present for the meeting, Chowdhury expressed his country’s willingness to explore GSL’s products range and capabilities and hoped to take defence cooperation with GSL in near future.
The visit of the Bangladeshi delegation is part of efforts by the two governments to enhance cooperation between their coast guards in the field of the maritime safety and security at sea.