Indian Coast Guard rescued 4 Sri Lankan fishermen who were lost in the deep seas for 63 days. Steps initiated for their early repatriation.
India Navy and India Coast Guard have been assisting the people of Sri Lanka in multiple ways.
In 2021, during the Xpress Pear disaster, Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has been carried out joint fire fighting and pollution control efforts along with relevant Sri Lankan authorities to stabilise the situation on the MV Xpress Pearl.
The continued assistance to Sri Lanka in the recent maritime incidents has showcased India’s ‘Neighborhood First’ policy through swift and timely support in mitigating various calamities in the Indian Ocean Region.