DG Rajendra Singh, Director General Indian Coast Guard hosted a four member delegation of the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) led by Rear Admiral Zaka Ur Rehman SI(M), Director General PMSA in India from May 27-30, 2018.
A High Level Meeting (HLM) between the Indian Coast Guard and Pakistan Maritime Security Agency was held at Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi on May 28, 2018 under the provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two agencies in 2005. The Indian delegation for the HLM was led by Director General Rajendra Singh. Officials from Ministry of Defence and External Affairs of both countries also attended the meeting.
This annual meeting is a significant link between the two maritime agencies for addressing issues pertaining to maritime boundary violations by fishermen and enhancing cooperation in the domain of maritime search and rescue and marine environment pollution. The two service heads from Indian Coast Guard and Pakistan MSA also have a hotline link between them for regular exchange of information on non-military maritime issues as per the MoU between the two Governments.