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Pak-India Maritime officials agree to exchange information

10 May, 2005

RAWALPINDI: Indian Cost Guards (ICG) Director General Vice Admiral Arun Kumar Singh, left, talks with Rear Admiral Bakhtiar Mohsin, 2nd right, Directo

ISLAMABAD, May 11 (Online): Pakistan and India have expressed the desire to exchange information between the Maritime Security Agency (MSA) of Pakistan and India Coast Guard (ICG).

This was discussed during a meeting between the Maritime officials of India and Pakistan here on Tuesday.

The Indian delegation was led by the Vice Admiral Arun Kumar Singh, Director General ICG while the Pakistani side was lead by Rear Admiral Bakhtiar Mohsin, Director General MSA.

The meeting underscored the need for establishing communication link between Pakistan MSA and ICG with the principal purpose to exchange information on those fishing crafts and boats which engage in illegal fishing in each other areas.

Further discussion on the subject will take place today (Wednesday).

Earlier, the delegation also called on Rear Admiral Ahsan-ul-Haq Chaudhry, Additional Secretary Ministry of Defence, and discussed with him matters of mutual interest.

The additional secretary told the visiting dignitary that such interaction between the Maritime officials of the two countries would help to push forward the process of Confidence Building Measures initiated by both Pakistan and India.

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