Exclusive Economic Zone Current Affairs - 2020

Facts Box: India-Vietnam Joint Commission Meeting

The Joint Commission meeting between India and Vietnam was recently held virtually. It was chaired by the External Affairs Minister of India Dr S Jai Shankar and his counter part Mr Pham Binh Minh, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vietnam. Highlights The countries discussed on closer cooperation in the areas of space, marine, nuclear energy and Read More…

Cabinet Approval: India-Iceland MoU in Sustainable Fisheries Development

On February 12, 2020 the Union Cabinet approved the Memorandum of Understanding signed between India and Iceland in the field of fisheries. Highlights The countries had signed agreements in September 2019, to develop inland fisheries. According to the agreement, the countries agreed to create facilities of technical experts and scientists in shore areas and deep Read More…

Indian Coast Guard can now legally search & seize vessels in EEZ

Union Ministry of Defence has authorized every member of Coast Guard under Coast Guard Act 1978, to visit, board, search and seize any suspicious vessel and arrest people for offences within Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and continental shelf of country. The permission also includes seizing of any artificial island/ any floating or moored object/ any Read More…

K Natarajan appointed new Coast Guard DG

K Natarajan has been appointed as new Director General (DG) of Indian Coast Guard (ICG). He will be succeeding Rajendra Singh, who retires on 30 June 2019. About K. Natarajan Natarajan is 1984-batch officer. The flag officer has held various important command and staff appointments, both afloat and ashore. He also served as the Commanding Read More…

 Indian Navy deploys P81 to increase Anti-Piracy Patrol

The Indian Navy recently deployed its P8I surveillance planes for carrying out anti-piracy patrol sorties from Salalah (in Oman) to patrol the Gulf of Aden and other piracy prone areas. Key Highlights Objective: The deployment is an expansion of Navy’s Mission Based Deployments (MBD) in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), to keep the region safe. Read More…